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Reaction: Duff on Forest Green

2 November 2019

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Cheltenham Town boss Michael Duff felt his Robins side were far off the team he is used to seeing following their 2-1 loss to Forest Green at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium.

Goals from Jack Aitchison and Elliott Frear handed travelling Rovers a 2-0 lead in front of a crowd of 5,788 who did see Luke Varney halve the deficit, only for FGR to hold on to claim three points.

Duff admitted the result went the right way as his team struggled to make the most of the possession they normally look so threatening with.

"We were poor in most departments today," he said. "It didn't even look like our team.

"We didn't compete well enough - first and second contacts - 50-50 tackles - we didn't come out of any of them, and we didn't use the ball well enough so it's not a great mix.

"We never really got going. It took us too long to realise where we were getting joy and even then it was too slow.

"Forest Green have come away from home and set up camp. I'd imagine we had most of the ball but we didn't do a lot with it. They were a lot more threatening team than us - I've got no arguments with the result."

The Robins will be looking to return to winning ways next Saturday when Swindon Town are the visitors to the Jonny-Rocks Stadium in an FA Cup first round game.

Tickets for the match are on sale at the ticket office on Tuesday, Thursday or Friday this week between 10am and 3pm. They are available to purchase online.


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