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Preview: Duff on Crewe Alexandra

24 February 2022

Having experienced some tight matches with Saturday opponents Crewe Alexandra, Michael Duff knows his Cheltenham Town team are going to have to be right at it if they are to come out on top of the two teams latest encounter this weekend.

The Cheshire side make the journey south down the M6 and M5 for the first of consecutive home fixtures for the Robins.

Having enjoyed two good away draws at Wycombe Wanderers and Ipswich Town, Duff will want to make home advantage count when Crewe provide the opposition next.

"We think we've been stronger in the second half of the season on the second cycle with results against so called bigger teams, but we just try to keep on improving every week and try to stay competitive every week," he said.

"That won't change from now until the end of the season no matter who the opposition is.

"I think we've been competitive all season against the middle and the bottom half of the league. Earlier in the season there was a real gulf in class between us and the top boys.

"With Crewe we know them really well. We've always had tight games against them - even last year when they were in a different league we went to extra time in the FA Cup.

"We drew with them in the first game of the season so by no means do we think we're all of a sudden a better team than them. If we do that we'll get beat - there's nothing more certain."

Watch Duff's full press conference above on iFollow. It's also available to view on the EFL iFollow app on your smartphone.

Saturday's game is the next Kids for a Quid fixture. Under-16s can enjoy £1 entry for the match when buying before midnight on Friday and using the voucher code QUIDKID online.

Please note that all under-14s must be accompanied by an adult when attending matches at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium.

You can also save £2 on tickets when buying before midnight on Friday in all sections of the stadium.


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