Captain Kyle Storer admitted a ‘crazy five minutes’ had cost Cheltenham in the Checkatrade Trophy clash with Forest Green Rovers – but urged the team to put it to one side and return to league action with a bang.
Freddie Hinds scored a stunning first goal for the Robins, but two late goals saw the home side lose 2-1 at the LCI Rail Stadium.
“A crazy five-minute period has cost us,” said Storer. “Without being spectacular in the second half, we had the game under control.
“In the first half we were a bit fortunate – Flatty has produced a few great saves. But that spell in the second half has cost us.
“We had a much changed line-up with lads coming in and they have gone with the first team because they needed the win.
“We got a fantastic goal and it was a special one from Hindesy (Freddie Hinds) – that has been coming.
“But then we have had a crazy five minutes and we have got to move on quickly because we have a big game on Saturday with Swindon.”
The Robins face Swindon in a crunch Sky Bet League Two clash in Saturday and Storer is hoping for a rocking atmosphere as Cheltenham look to extend a four game unbeaten run in the league.
“We’ve been in great form in the league – let’s not forget that. We’ve played well the last six or seven games,” he added.
“We give Forest Green credit tonight, they have come here with a strong side and won the game. But let’s get back to basics on Saturday.
“I’m sure it will be a great atmosphere against Swindon and let’s look to get another three points on the board.
“It’s disappointing to lose the game and to lose to our rivals. I am sure our fans will be disappointed that we lost and we can only apologise for that.
“But we have got to put it to one side – our league form has been fantastic recently so we’ve got to kick on in October and get up that table.”