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Five talking points for Cheltenham Town

Key points to consider ahead of Saturday's game at the LCI Rail Stadium

10 August 2017

As we head to Cheltenham Town for our first away game of the league season at the weekend, here’s five things to consider...

Harry’s first league away day...

Head Coach Harry Kewell will be taking charge of his first away league game for the Reds at Cheltenham Town on Saturday afternoon.

It will also therefore be his first ever away league game in senior management.

Kaby opened his account in Cheltenham last year...

The LCI Rail Stadium was the venue for Kaby Djalo’s first goal for the Reds, when he scored a 25-yard screamer back in October 2016.

Unfortunately the midfielder’s goal wasn’t enough to earn us something from the game, as we fell to a 2-1 defeat.


Ref Watch – Double red Darren...

Saturday’s referee Darren Drysdale has taken charge of two competitive games so far this season, and has issued red cards in both.

First in Forest Green’s 2-2 League Two draw with Barnet, in which he dismissed Jack Taylor, and then in Doncaster’s 3-2 EFL Cup win away to Bradford, with Romain Vincelot seeing red.

Find details of Drysdale’s previous games involving the Reds here.

First win at the LCI Rail Stadium?

Despite having only played at Cheltenham’s ground on three occasions, the Reds have so far failed to record a win.

However, we did come out on top 4-2 at the Checkatrade Stadium in February 2012, and the side will be hoping to register their first win on the ground at the weekend.

Harry Pell U-turn...

The midfielder spent the beginning of the week in Blackpool discussing terms over a possible deal to leave the Robins for the Seasiders but opted to remain in Gloucestershire.

Pell then impressed off the bench that evening in his side’s 4-3 EFL Cup win over Oxford United, and could be key for Saturday’s opponents. 

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