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Preview: Hard work will pay off - Broom

1 November 2018

Versatile midfielder Ryan Broom insists that the squad’s confidence and fitness levels are improving ahead of Cheltenham Town’s Sky Bet League Two clash with Mansfield Town on Saturday.

Welshman Broom registered his third goal of the season in the midweek 6-2 thrashing of Arsenal Under-21s in the Checkatrade Trophy – taking him to the top of the club scoring charts so far during this campaign.

“It was the confidence boost that we needed and hopefully on Saturday it carries on and we can get a win,” the 22-year-old said.

“I came on and initially the gaffer asked me to play right wing back, I managed to get an assist for Jacob (Maddox) and then he moved me more centrally – that’s where I got my goal from.

“I enjoyed playing in the second half and the lads were very positive in the way they played so it was an enjoyable game.

“It’s difficult to have a preference when you play in so many positions, but I enjoy playing centrally and out wide – there’s positives to each position I play but I’m just enjoying being out there to be honest.”

The former Bristol Rovers man believes that confidence is growing in the Robins camp and that their improving fitness levels will soon deliver a complete performance in the league.

“We’ve had good performances in patches and I think if we get it on a consistent basis when we keep it up for 90 minutes then hopefully we can get a victory and go from there,” he added.

“When he (Michael Duff) first came in, that seemed really important and our levels have since picked up progressively as it’s not going to happen overnight but slowly and surely we’re getting there.

“Goals are often scored late in games and I think if we keep improving our fitness levels then that will happen for us.

“Six goals is obviously a positive and it shows that we have good quality on the ball so hopefully we can get that in League Two now.”

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