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MICHAEL DUFF AHEAD OF CHELTENHAM CLASH

16 February 2023

Interviews

MICHAEL DUFF AHEAD OF CHELTENHAM CLASH

16 February 2023

The gaffer sat down to speak with the press ahead of our away fixture against Cheltenham Town on Saturday in Sky Bet League One.

ON INJURIES

"No injuries. They'll be a couple of selection issues, but no. We're probably going to look at bringing Luke Thomas back into the fold, whether he'll be available we'll wait and see. He came through another 90 minutes on Monday night so he'll be added to the group. It's a bigger pool to pick from."

 

ON HIS KNOWLEDGE OF THE CURRENT CHELTENHAM TEAM

"There's only one player that they've signed in January, Aidan Keena from Sligo. Other than him, I know them all. Intimately, really. I know their personalities, the way they think. Obviously, I know Wade really well, it doesn't mean we'll win the game. But, we have an idea of how they'll play, and they'll be saying the exact same thing."

 

ON CHELTENHAM TOWN

"It's a good Club, a Club dear to my heart obviously. It's a home game for me, I won't get home at 9:30pm on a Saturday which will be nice! They've done well. They've been on a bit of a sticky run but they've stayed out of the bottom four - that's the challenge. They've took points off the big boys. It's always a difficult place to go. It's a tiny little ground, relatively. But it's tight, the fans are on top of you. It will be a challenge."

 

ON AWAY SUPPORT 

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"When our fans, like on Tuesday night, when they do get together they make a lot of noise. So that can go either way, because it feels like a home game then. I don't think I'm being disrespectful in saying Whaddon Road isn't the most partisan of grounds. It's a nice little ground and they do back them, but it can go quiet. So, if we can start well and get our lot going then hopefully it will flip all that psychology back to it being a home game for us."

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