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Gareth looking for Robins reaction

Blues boss previews Cheltenham Town.

27 October 2017

Gareth Ainsworth is looking for a reaction from his players as they prepare to take on Cheltenham Town at Adams Park on Saturday.

The Chairboys go into the match looking to get back to winning ways after slumping to their first defeat in seven last weekend, in a 1-0 loss at Swindon.

Now it’s back to home turf where Wanderers have enjoyed some good form of late, and Ainsworth hoping to continue that against Gary Johnson’s Robins.

“We go again on Saturday, and the best way to put that Swindon defeat to bed is to win the next game, and that’s Cheltenham on Saturday.

“We’re looking forward to being back at home against a very in-form Cheltenham side. We have good home form at the moment and I am looking forward to seeing what we can do against them.”

It was just the third defeat of the season for Wycombe at the County Ground, and the Chairboys have made a habit of bouncing back from disappointment so far this season, winning on both occasions after defeats to Notts County and Luton.

After the late loss to Luton, Ainsworth’s side won their next four games in Sky Bet League Two which propelled them into the top-seven, and the manager says his players have given everything in training this week to try and react in similar fashion.

“After the Luton defeat we managed to bounce back with some force with a run of results that has got us to fifth place now, and the reaction we have to losing is something we pride ourselves on.

 “We’ve been working hard this week to make sure that Saturday will be another reaction from the players, where we hopefully will have one or two back from injury that was missing last weekend.”

Cheltenham arrive at Adams Park on the back of a 1-0 win over Lincoln – a result which put them eight points clear of the relegation zone and five points off the play-off positions.  After battling the drop for much of 2016/17, Gareth is expecting the Robins to be competing higher up the table this time around.

“Cheltenham are a good side who are a far cry from the team who got relegated a few years ago and even from last season when they finished in the bottom half.

“Gary Johnson has got them very well prepared and very well organised, he has signed well and this will be a hard game.”

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