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PREVIEW: Cheltenham Town vs Yeovil Town

Sam Macey previews Cheltenham Town vs Yeovil Town at The Jonny Rocks Stadium tomorrow evening.

Cheltenham Town will take on Yeovil Town at the Jonny Rocks Stadium tomorrow evening in what could be a real relegation six pointer at the bottom of Sky Bet League 2. Both sides sit just above the bottom two and will be hoping to put same daylight between themselves and the relegation zone.

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Form:

Yeovil lost 1-0 away to Stevenage on Saturday as Cheltenham saw their game with Cambridge due to snow. Cheltenham have seen a their home form improve drastically since Michael Duff took over at The Jonny Rocks at the beginning of September having only suffered three loses at home in that time. The Robins come into the game having ended a three game losing streak when they beat Sol Campbell’s Macclesfield Town. As for Yeovil they had an excellent start to the season and sat in the playoffs at the beginning of September, but Darren Way’s side have one only two games since Michael Duff took over as Cheltenham Town.

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Head to Head:

Cheltenham can go into the game against the Glovers with confidence as they have lost just one of their last four games against Yeovil. On New Years Day The Robins won 4-1 at Huish Park with Luke Varney, Conor Thomas, Jordon Forster and Kevin Dawson all on the score sheet. Should Cheltneham pick up the three points tomorrow evening it would be the first time in the history of the fixture that either side has done the double over the other.

Overall head to head

Cheltenham wins: 6

Yeovil wins: 5

Draws: 5
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Team News:

Having signed for Cheltenham Town Rakish Bingham could be inline to make his first start for the Robins after his deadline day move from Mansfield. Jordan Forster should be back in the first team having been stretchered off against Macclesfield. As for the Glovers, Darren Way has pretty much a full squad to chose from with the only absentee being Omar Sowunmi who has an ankle injury. Craig Alcock could line up to face his former side, it would be Alcock’s first return to the Jonny Rocks since leaving Cheltenham last week.

Quotes from the press conference:

Will Boyle

On recovering from injury: Boyle admits that it is “too soon” for him to comeback and play in the game tomorrow.

He followed that up and said: “Hopefully it shouldn’t be too long until I’m back out there training.”

On the previous game against Macclesfield Town: Boyle didn’t play in the match against Macclesfield, but he was there wathcing.

He said: “I think the game as a whole to be honest was crazy” and “It was a good result for us” which is was considering they were 2-0 down at half time.

Boyle states that all the games coming up are all important. He said: “I think results at home and away from home are important at this part of the season.”

Michael Duff

On January signings:

“Overall the one’s that we’ve brought in we’re very happy with.

“Charlie Raglan’s already come in and delivered two good performances and you see what you’re going to get with him.

“Billy’s come in affected the game last week and he gives you energy and I think all of the supporters will know what he’s going to give you.

“Then you’ve got Raks (Rakish) and Jord (Tillson) added into Cameron Pring; he’s a younger one who’s come in – not so much as cover – but because he is a younger player, it’s more experience for him.”

On Yeovil’s business in January:

“They’ve (Yeovil) changed their shape a little bit to a three in the middle of the pitch and they look a little bit more solid.

“They were a little gung-ho when we played them earlier in the season, it was a 4-2-4 at times so they look like they’ve shored it up a bit.

“They’ve signed a couple of players, obviously Ryan Seager who was training with us, so they’ve brought in quite a few.”

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