Alfie May is determined that Cheltenham Town continue their promotion charge by bouning back from Saturday's loss at Scunthorpe United by producing a performance on the road at Carlisle United on Tuesday night.
The January signing was a part of the Robins team that slipped to defeat at The Sands Venue Stadium at the weekend, but now has the chance to put that result right with a trip to Cumbria to look forward to.
May sat down with Joshua Rogers to preview Tuesday's match, to look back on Saturday's showing and what it was like coming up against some of his former Doncaster Rovers teammates.
It seems as though you’ve settled in very quickly into life here at Cheltenham, how do you feel you have done so far?
Yeah really enjoying it, obviously it’s a great start but want to keep going and obviously win games, we’re in a great position and currently in the play-offs but we can also push for promotion. The talent here shows the group of lads and the togetherness is superb. It’s been an excellent and obviously buzzing.
It wasn’t a good result on Saturday but on a whole how do you feel you performed and can you bounce back against Carlisle tomorrow?
Yeah definitely, it’s important that we bounce back because we got a good draw away from home at Bradford and then obviously the win at home to Morecambe. It’s a shame that we couldn’t pick up any points at Scunthorpe but that’s football and that ones gone now so we park the bus and move on. We go up to Carlisle and hopefully earn the three points.
Still 7th in the league but what must you do to make sure you keep fighting and earning three points when needed?
Game by game really, we don’t worry about where we are, we know the position we’re in. Like I say the talent in the team I know where we can go and game by game to try and tick off all the points.
Conditions for tomorrow's game are going to be very effective on the outcome but what must you do to ensure it doesn’t affect your game plan and the result of the game not going your way?
Mentally strong, mentality towards the game, we know Carlisle they’re down there and everyone will look at the fixture list and go Cheltenham are dead certain to win that game but they’ve picked up results and they’re a good team. They’ve been in League Two for a few years in and around the play-offs. So, mentality really, we’ve just got to go there and pick up the three points.
It must have been strange to play against some of your old team mates on Saturday, Ian Lawlor, Andy Butler, how did you find playing against old team mates that you’re very familiar with?
Yeah it’s nice to see the lads, had a good relationship with both Andy Butler was a big role model you could talk to him about anything and everything, if there was a situation where I would’ve been in I would most likely ring Andy Butler because he’s an honest guy, I spoke to him after the game and this morning he’s a top lad and it was good going up against him because obviously I’ve never played against him and he’s a super player still. Ian Lawlor was my roomie at Doncaster so he’s a good friend of mine and yeah obviously wanted to score against him but obviously it didn’t happen so it’s one of those things but it was good to see the boys.
Supporters can purchase tickets and away travel for Tuesday's fixture from the ticket office on Tuesday morning from 10am.
Tickets are also on sale for Saturday's home fixture against Leyton Orient. The match marks a special occasion for the club. The players will be wearing an all-white kit to raise awareness of this season's charity partners, The Hollie Gazzard Trust.