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Boss expects right reaction from Robins

16 October 2017

Manager Gary Johnson believes his Robin will respond to defeat in the right manner when they face Grimsby Town at the LCI Rail Stadium on Tuesday night (kick-off 7.45pm).

Cheltenham lost a first league game in six, when they fell to a disappointing 3-1 loss at Port Vale last weekend.

But Johnson is keen to avoid any knee-jerk reactions to the defeat and insists his team are still going in the right direction – and have the chance to prove that against Grimsby back on home soil.

“We’re still second in the form table from the last six games, with just one defeat and 13 points,” he said.

“Even though we were disappointed with Port Vale away, we have to look at it objectively and they played a direct game that we didn’t handle at times. We are looking forward to the next game now.

“We had a lot more possession than them and were unlucky with Danny Wright having a couple of opportunities and Mo Eisa has a shot that just hits the goalkeeper from two yards.

“We’ve enjoyed recent games with Grimsby,” he added. “Both sets of supporters are animated and we have a good record against them that we want to continue.

“We’ve got to respond well. We will go over what we did and didn’t do well last weekend and hopefully put it right for Tuesday night.”

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