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Reaction: Reid on Carlisle United

12 February 2020

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Reuben Reid praised the character of this Cheltenham Town side as his first half goal earned the Robins three points at Carlisle United on Tuesday.

The summer signing struck from a Chris Hussey free kick in a game played in difficult wet and windy conditions at Brunton Park.

His goal proved to be the only one of the contest as Cheltenham recorded their first win at Carlisle since 1933.

"If you take into account the whole scenario - the travel, coming up here on the day, obviously the elements which were undescribable - to come and get the win was very satisfying," he said.

"In the end I think we probably just done enough to edge for the three points."

Despite scoring the decisive goal he was full of praise for his teammates and was delighted that he could send the loyal travelling fans who made the long trip up the M5 and M6 back home with smiles on their faces.

"This is a very together squad," he added. "I've only ever really been in one other changing room, and you might find that's a bit scary from a 15 year career, where the group is all about each other.

"Normally you get quite a lot of egos and outsiders in the group but you don't feel that here.

"It's not Reuben Reid who scored, Cheltenham scored. Luke Varney is on the bench but he scored as well because it's all about everyone together.

"Credit to those fans that braved that journey and came up in that cold because it was horrible out there tonight. It's nice we were able to give them a win to get back down the road with and make them feel better on the journey home."

Watch the full interview with Reid above for free on iFollow.

Next up for the Robins is the first of three consecutive home fixtures when Leyton Orient are the visitors to the Jonny-Rocks Stadium on Saturday. Kick-off is at 3pm against the London side.

The game marks a special day when the Robins will be wearing an all-white kit in support and to raise awareness of the season charity partners, The Hollie Gazzard Trust.


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