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Robins TV: Flinders - New-look Robins will improve

4 August 2018

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Goalkeeper Scott Flinders insisted new-look Cheltenham Town will stick together and get better – after the 1-0 defeat to Crawley Town on the opening day of the season.

Flinders produced a number of eye-catching saves, particularly in the first half, before Ollie Palmer netted the winner from a second half corner. 

He said: "It's the first game of the season and there are always highs and low. It's unfortunate that we couldn't get that goal, but we have things to work on next week.

"The first half they dominated the play but we still had chances. I felt we had the better chances in the second half.

"It’s a new team and we stick together - we have a lot to work on and we go again.

"We had the penalty and Duke (Immanuelson Duku) had two good chances, one in the first half and one in the second. I was busy for the first 20 minutes.

"We are still getting to know each other and our strengths and weaknesses. But we need to get going next week.

"There's a blend of new players and it can take time to gel. But hopefully the experienced lads can shine through and can help the younger lads bed into first team football.”

Meanwhile, Flinders was pleased with his own form after recovering from hip surgery in the summer.

"It's always good to have a good game yourself and it's been a long hard summer,” he added.

"Credit goes to Gav (Crowe), the medical team and Booky (Steve Book) for getting me back fitting fit and raring to go for the season.”

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