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Preview: Robins V Chesterfield

16 March 2018

Cheltenham Town are back on home soil this Saturday as the Robins face Chesterfield in Sky Bet League Two at the LCI Rail Stadium (kick-off 3pm).

Gary Johnson’s men go into the clash in high spirits after the thumping 3-0 derby day win over Swindon Town last weekend, courtesy of goals from Jake Andrews and Mo Eisa (2).

Chesterfield dropped to the foot of the division during the week without playing, after Barnet claimed a point against Port Vale.

The Spireites lost 3-1 to Lincoln City last weekend, despite taking the lead through Alex Whitmore.

The Robins won 2-0 when the teams met at the Proact Stadium, with top scorer Mo Eisa grabbing both goals.

The Opposition:

Manager Jack Lester believes Cheltenham Town could have been challenging in the top seven if they have found some consistency this season.

He said: “I think they’re in their best form, and there’s not the pressure of going up or down, the shackles are off and they’ve probably produced their best performances of the season.

“If they were consistent, then they’d be up there, if you watched them recently, you’d wonder why they’re not in the top seven. So, it’s a tough game and we’re going to have to be ready for it.

“We’ve got everybody in and around us, but you’ve got to start winning football matches."

                                    

Team News:

Cheltenham team news: Midfielder Harry Pell could return to the side after completing a two-match suspension. Jerell Sellars will be assessed after missing the Swindon game with an ankle injury.

Chesterfield team news: Goalkeeper Joe Anyon has returned to training after a broken arm and will challenge for a staring jersey. Ian Evatt misses out while Louis Doods and Jordan Sinnot have returned to training. Jerone Binnom-Williams could also return after a heavy cold.

The man in the middle:

Referee Ollie Yates will take charge of the league clash at the LCI Rail Stadium. He will be assisted by Paul Hobday, Mark Derrien, and fourth official Ian Rathbone.

Last time we met:

30/09/17 – Cheltenham 2-0 Chesterfield (L2)

25/02/14 – Cheltenham 1-4 Chesterfield (L2)

10/08/13 – Chesterfield 2-0 Cheltenham (L2)

05/03/13 – Cheltenham 1-0 Chesterfield (L2)

20/11/12 – Chesterfield 4-1 Cheltenham (L2)

Ticket Information:

Fans are advised that tickets will be available from the Ticket Office right up until kick-off.

Supporters will be able to buy tickets in person from the Ticket Office on matchday and you can also buy online by clicking HERE

As always, fans collecting pre-paid tickets are asked to arrive early to avoid any queues and to enable easy access into the LCI Rail Stadium.


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