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Match preview: Cheltenham

14 February 2014

Wanderers will be looking to return to winning ways when they travel to Cheltenham Town on Saturday (k.o. 3pm).

The Blues have drawn their last two while the Robins go into the game on the back of a seven-match winless streak.
Gareth Ainsworth – speaking to Chairboys Player

“We’ve had a look at Cheltenham to work them out and we had a session towards that. A few of the lads are on active recovery but Friday it will be all guns blazing about what we can do to Cheltenham.

“Hopefully we can bring back all three points and start climbing this league because that’s what I want to do. It’s well known where we are and we’re in a battle now to not be relegated out of League 2.

“I’m making no qualms about that, that’s where we are and we need to get out of it. We need to start winning and we need to start winning fast. It’s a real test for the boys and it’s a challenge. I’m always glass half-full and the boys are with me.”

Mark Yates – speaking to

“It'll be a good game for us on Saturday. It'll be a tight one because both teams are not in massive runs of form, but there's enough in our dressing room and enough about us to galvanise ourselves.

“Of course I would take an ugly 1-0 win, but you don't set your teams up to do that from the start. The aim is to win and to try and give people something to shout about.”

Team news

Ainsworth will be without Dean Morgan, who tweaked his hamstring during Tuesday’s 1-1 draw with high-flying Fleetwood Town. Fellow striker Jon-Paul Pittman could return, but Charles Dunne and Tommy Fletcher remain sidelined.

As for the hosts, Troy Brown and David Noble are out so it’s likely that Sido Jombati could slip back into his familiar right back role, whilst Michael Ihiekwe partners Steve Elliott in the heart of defence.


Wanderers 13/5

Draw 12/5
Cheltenham 21/20
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