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Boss calls on Robins to channel frustration

11 September 2017

Manager Gary Johnson has called on his Cheltenham players to channel their frustrations in the right manner when they travel to Newport County in the Sky Bet League Two on Tuesday evening (kick-off 7.45pm).

The Robins were forced to settle for a point when they faced Yeovil Town at the weekend, despite dominating the chances on offer in Somerset.

A trip to Rodney Parade gives Johnson's men the chance to now rectify that cutting edge in front of goal and he is eager to see his team produce a fully committed and organised display.

"You don't win the league or games on stats, but what we do know is we played how we wanted to play (against Yeovil) and stopped their threats," he said.

"We created opportunities for ourselves and the disappointment is we didn't take at least one of them.

"We have to make sure we are not frustrated and the players are not frustrated. As footballers and as a group we have got to see that we are not far away.

"We are not thinking where is the next point is coming from and we have got to avoid thinking where is the next goal coming from.

"We will work with them and take the frustration away, if we can, by showing them that actually nearly all of them played their part in a good team performance.

"Newport are stronger than they were last year," he added. "It will be a tough game against a tough team.

"They are one of those teams that if you are anything short of 100 percent committed then they can beat you.

"We have got to make sure we are committed, nice and organised and make sure you are in the game for as long as you can."

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