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Mohamed: We'll Give It Our All

20 March 2013

Kaid Mohamed is ready for one final push for promotion this season starting with Barnet this weekend.

Back in the side and amongst the action, Kaid Mohamed was a major performer in the weekend's 3-0 victory over Rotherham United.

The winger was involved in all three goals and his return to full action alongside Jermaine McGlashan had the impact that Mark Yates was hoping for. Steve Evans' Millers rarely troubled the Cheltenham defence but suffered at the hands of an energetic Robins attack which benefited from the pace of both wingers.

Mohamed's last starting appearance had been the 2-2 away draw at Accrington Stanley but he is now aiming to keep hold of his place on the starting eleven and he didn't do himself any harm with his creation of opportunities in front of goal.

Mo is keen to get back on the goal trail but admitted he was happy to create as long as his team is winning games.

"It was nice to be involved at the weekend and to be involved with all three games was a big positive for me," he said.

"There's nothing better than scoring goals and it really is the best feeling in the world but if I'm not scoring then I'm happy to be creating. Jermaine and I have been out of the team for a few weeks because the gaffer changed things around but it's great to be back in and winning so hopefully I can be involved on Saturday and help the boys win promotion.

"There was a stage when both Marlon and Billy were injured so I took some of the set pieces and I've stayed on them ever since because I've had some joy.

"We are winning games right now and it's crucial that we keep that up so I will do everything I can to help us reach our target of promotion."

The win over Rotherham was just one step in the right direction as Cheltenham Town look to mount an assault on the top three in npower League Two and games against promotion rivals in the coming weeks offers a very real opportunity to do so.

This weekend however offers a very different threat and the Robins must travel to a Barnet side full of hope and confidence. Their midweek win over faltering Fleetwood has lifted them away from the relegation places but they are still very much in danger and they will no doubt be looking for the full three points this weekend. The win over Rotherham is something to build upon but Kaid believes Cheltenham must match that performance and more if they are to take victory at Underhill.

"Beating Rotherham was a great result and the performances, both individually and as a team were something to be proud of," said Mo.

"I don't think Rotherham ever looked like they could get something from the game because we were solid but the main focus now is to match that performance when we play Barnet at Underhill this weekend. It's a big game.

"I think if we can head into the weekend's match with the same attitude, commitment and start the game well then we have every chance of getting a good result this weekend but it's so important we don't take their league position for granted. 

"They are fighting for their lives right now so it's going to be a cup final for them but we need the three points because we all want to keep aiming for the automatic spots."

The disappointment of last season's defeat in the play-off final will always be a sour memory for the players but, unlike others involved in the play-offs, Cheltenham have been able to build upon that experience and kick on this season.

Winning promotion would complete what has been a superb turnaround at the club over the last few years and Kaid has expressed his determination to make that happen this season.

"Winning promotion with Cheltenham Town would be an amazing feeling," he admitted. 

"What we went through last season was horrible so we would like to hit the automatic spots this season and that is a major target for us. 

"We will give it our all in every remaining game this season and we'll see where it takes us."

There's still time to book your spot on the travel club coaches for this weekend's away trip to Barnet's Underhill. For travel and ticket information, please click here.

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