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Kyle Storer looking for FA Cup hangover cure

9 November 2015

Hoping for win over Guiseley

Midfielder Kyle Storer says a win against Guiseley can provide the perfect cure to a Hartlepool hangover.

The Robins crashed out of the FA Cup in a game where they dominated much of the play, but were unable to convert their chances. Hartlepool scored on the brink of half-time through Oyenuga and Cheltenham could not find the equaliser in the second half.

The fixture list has been kind to the Robins, and Storer has demanded an immediate reaction starting with three points against Guiseley: "The game on Tuesday is a positive, our ambition is to win the league.

The FA Cup is a great run to go on and I've had a few runs myself, but Tuesday night is a massive game for us."

Cheltenham's league position and stature as a club in this division means some teams will 'park the bus' at the World of Smile stadium, and look to earn a point with a solid defensive performance.

Storer, who has played against Guiseley before with Nuneaton, insists patience is the key in these games, he said: "We know teams will come to Whaddon Road and get behind the ball.

"We have to be patient, on Saturday we had 15 attempts on goal but only four on target, we have to convert a lot more of those chances, from the strikers to the midfielders to set pieces."

Following Guiseley's win over Barrow on Saturday, the newly-promoted team, famed for their impressive defensive performances, are 14th in the league. Storer knows that Cheltenham must not commit too many players forward at risk of being counter attacked.

He said: "We have a tendency to try too hard to get on the ball and do well for the club, and sometimes we leave gaps open for teams to exploit us.

"It's important to have a right balance, have a go at them but keep the door shut at the back."

Watch his full interview here:

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