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Raglan on Leicester, Shrewsbury and pre-season

22 July 2019

Defender Charlie Raglan is preparing to be part of the Cheltenham Town side that return to pre-season action against Shrewsbury Town on Tuesday night.

The central defender, who has now become a permanent member of the Robins squad after his loan spell last term, was a part of the back line that came up against Premier League Leicester City at the weekend, and a forward line that included former England international Jamie Vardy and Nigeria international Kelechi Iheanacho.

Now with League One Shrewsbury around the corner it'll be another good test on Tuesday after Saturday's run out against the Foxes.

"It was obviously very tough," he said on Saturday's game. "They're a quality team full of top players but it was also enjoyable. At the same time we enjoyed the challenge which it definitely was.

"We came out with some positives in how we played, especially in the first half going in 1-0 up. As much as these games aren't about results you want to perform well against good opposition."

On Tuesday's next pre-season encounter with Shrewsbury, Raglan added: "I think tomorrow will be probably a bit  more interesting because they are going to be a similar level.

"They've made a lot of signings I believe. They'll be a different team to what they were last year where they struggled at the start of the League One campaign.

"It'll be a totally different game to the one we played on Saturday when we were definitely the out and out underdogs. We probably still will be, but that's fine by us.

"We really want to now start trying to hurt the opposition and impose ourselves on them."

Watch the whole of Raglan's interview above on iFollow.

Tickets for Tuesday's contest are available to buy on the club website here. Kick-off at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium is at 7.45pm.


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