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Broom looking to build on cup success

16 August 2018

Midfielder Ryan Broom has urged the Robins to use the dramatic cup win over Colchester United as a springboard to success when they return to Sky Bet League Two action.

Cheltenham Town welcome Carlisle United to the Jonny-Rocks Stadium on Saturday (kick-off 3pm) as they look to build on a penalty shootout win over the U’s in midweek.

Broom was a key part of the home success, netting a first goal for the Robins after just 47 seconds of the Carabao Cup encounter.

And he is keen to back up that performance against a Carlisle side that he knows will also be fired up to try and record a first league victory of the campaign.

"There are lots of positives to take from the game,” said Broom. “As a team I think we will grow from that victory and take that into the next game.

"Obviously it was great to start my first game for Cheltenham Town. It was a positive performance and we got the right result at the end. Penalties or no penalties, we're into the next round and hopefully we can take that into the league.

"We will take Carlisle very seriously,” he added. “They have not had a great start but we didn't either and played well on Tuesday night.

“We will be expecting them to be at their best and hopefully what we can do as a team will be enough to get a good result.”

Broom made the move to Cheltenham in the summer from Bristol Rovers and is hoping his early strike can fire his own form.

"The goal happened so quickly it took me a while to understand that I had scored,” he smiled. “It was nice to get a lead early on in the game and it gave us a lift as a team which really helped us.

"If there were any nerves going into the game I think they were settled down by us going a goal ahead. You could see then, from the lads playing their stuff, we were paying fluid football.

“The players were happy to get on the ball and we looked dangerous. It was a good game to be involved in.

"I am enjoying it so far,” he added. “The gaffer has given me an opportunity to play and hopefully I can repay him with positive performances and helping the team to win.

"I still feel there is much more to come from the team. We will go through the next two games we have, hopefully keep picking up results and that will improve us."

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