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Freeview: Duff on Carlisle United

10 February 2020

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Freeview: Duff on Carlisle United

10 February 2020

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Fresh from a long journey to Scunthorpe United on Saturday, Michael Duff is preparing his Cheltenham Town side for an even longer trip on Tuesday with a visit to Carlisle United.

Saturday's game in Lincolnshire brought with it a rare 1-0 defeat against Scunny, and the Robins will be looking to hit back with a positive performance on Tuesday in Cumbria.

It will be a difficult task though against a Carlisle team who are much improved under new manager Chris Beech for one of the longest journeys of the season.

"The record says it itself," Duff said. "Unbeaten in five, they've lost four in 17 games.

"They are much improved from where they were earlier in the season. They've got some good footballers and they've got a way of playing.

"He's a good man Chris. He's a football man. I was with him on Wednesday at an LMA event. I actually sat and had lunch with him. He's got his way of playing, we've got our way of playing."

The impact of Storm Ciara affected the fixture schedule at the weekend, including the games that went ahead.

Conditions in the north west have been very difficult and Duff is aware this may play a role in Tuesday's clash.

He added: "We might have to play the conditions. The forecast isn't great. It might not be a free flowing spectacle but we're in League Two. You're going to come across difficult pitches, you're going to come across teams that play a completely different way to what other teams do.

"It's a bit more of a contrast to the other top leagues. You go to the Premier League and they all play on billiard tables and most teams play the same sort of way. There's a lot more diversity in this League - different ways of playing, different pitches, different styles."

Watch the full interview with Duff looking ahead to Tuesday's match above on iFollow.

Supporters can purchase tickets and away travel on Tuesday morning from the ticket office for the game.

Those not making the trip can pay £10 to purchase a match pass on iFollow to stream the game online.

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