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Preview: Cheal looking forward to Jonny-Rocks Stadium opportunity

26 April 2019

Cheltenham Town Ladies manager Alex Cheal is relishing the opportunity for his team to line up at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium on Saturday evening when his side get set to take on Swindon Town Ladies in a Cheltenham-Swindon double header.

After the Robins final home match of the season at 3pm in League Two between the men's sides, both clubs Ladies teams will do battle in a 7pm kick-off later on.

It's a unique occasion at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium as both Cheltenham sides play their final home games of the campaign, and it's hoped that there will be good crowds at both fixtures.

Cheal spoke to the media on Thursday to preview Saturday's game against a Swindon side his team have already defeated this season.

"There's a full 16 to select from," he said. "The hardest thing is going to be selecting an XI. We look forward to it. Everyone wants to play, everyone wants to be a part of it.

"It's another important game for us as a club and they've got to do their jobs and the rest will take care of itself.

"It's an opportunity [for supporters] to expose themselves to women's football and to have a different feel and a different atmosphere. They might get hooked and if they get hooked that's only a positive for us as a club to have more people coming to watch us.

"The new recently about the free entry [for season ticket holders] to come to our games as well moving forward is fantastic. Hopefully we can capture a few more faces to come and watch on a regular basis."

Watch Cheal's pre-match press conference above on iFollow.

Entry to the Ladies fixture at 7pm is free as the Ladies team look to cement their place in the top three of this season's FA Women's National League Division One South West, having already won the Gloucestershire Women's Trophy recently.


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