Robins face Shots in home opener
We sat down with new Cheltenham Town vice captain Kyle Storer to get his take on Saturday's first game of the season and look ahead to Tuesday night's home fixture against Aldershot.
Storer was content with the game at Lincoln City, but knows there is room for improvement, "It was good to get a point on the board first and foremost. I think we dominated the game, especially first half with all of the chances we had, but we've got to put them to bed. I think we had 4 or 5 to finish them off in the first half and I think if we go 2-0 up we'd have scored more and won easily. As it is we didn't finish them off and this league has a happy nack of coming back and biting you on the backside which it did this Saturday."
Kyle was one of 11 people making there debuts on Saturday but feels the squad is already gelling well, " I think bringing in so many people at the same time has helped us to gel very quickly but as you can probably see we're all together. We've got a good group of lads and hopefully we'll be very successful together."
As one of the senior players in the group, Storer understands that he has responsibility to help the youngsters, " I think not just myself as vice-captain, you've also got Downesy (Aaron Downes) as captain, Danny Wright, Amari Morgan-Smith and Daniel Parslow. We've got experienced players who have a massive role to play with the younger lads.
But I think they showed no fear first half on Saturday, Munnsy (Jack Munns) and Billy Waters, making their first appearance at this level and Munnsy making his professional game, I think he took to it very well and got his goal."
The vice-captain also sees the importance of the younger members of the squad, "They are going to be important for us because you want players to have no fear and attack the game like we did on Saturday but we've got to do that for 90 minutes, not just 45. If we can do that then we'll win more than we lose."
And Storer is excited to finally make his home competitive debut on Tuesday night at the world of Smile Stadium and knows the importance of getting off to a fast start this season, "I'm really really looking forward to playing in front of our own crowd. We need to set a marker, we set one for 45 minutes on Saturday but that wasn't good enough in the end so to get 3 points on the board at home will be vital for us to really kick on and get to the top of the league early.
The gaffer has reiterated that he wants us up near the top of the pack by the end of August."
Cheltenham Town vs Aldershot Town takes place at 7:45pm this Tuesday 11th August at the World of Smile Stadium.