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Preview: Blair on Sheffield Wednesday

25 March 2022

Saturday's visit to Hillsborough will be a first for Cheltenham Town but also a special occasion for a key man in the club's League One campaign this season.

Matty Blair will line up for the Robins against the Owls - the club where his father, Andy, spent two years of his career in the top flight, and the team who his brother, Ross, who sadly passed away a few years ago grew up supporting, joining him for trips to Hillsborough when Blair himself was growing up.

Earlier in the season it was Blair's last gasp equaliser that secured a point at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium against Darren Moore's side - another link for Blair - having played under the Wednesday boss at Doncaster Rovers. 

That was an incredibly emotional occasion for the 32-year-old, and this Saturday's game will see a big family presence in the stands as he aims to help Cheltenham record a good result against one of the side's the team worked so hard in winning promotion last season to play against.

"That's the whole reason why we strive to be where we are in terms of winning the League last year to better ourselves individually and as a club to want to go to these places and test yourself against some very big names in this League. This is just another one," he said.

"Personally for myself and my family it's going to be a brilliant occasion to be honest.

"It is going to be one of them where I think after speaking to them yesterday and today we're all very much looking forward to getting everybody together. They'll all be up there watching it and it will be a very proud game, a proud moment.

"We are there to play football and to concentrate on the performance, and hopefully the result will follow a good performance."

To watch the full interview with Blair see it above on iFollow and on the EFL iFollow app.

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