After back-to-back fixtures in cup competitions, Wanderers return to the bread and butter of league action this weekend as Cheltenham Town are the visitors to the Toughsheet Community Stadium.
Ian Evatt’s men entertain Darrell Clarke’s Robins and go in search of a fifth straight league win but a resurgent Cheltenham side stand in their way.
Ian Evatt: “We know that every game between now and the end of the season is going to have huge importance. Every game is the most important and Saturday is no different.
“Everyone knows what is expected and their roles and responsibilities. Like always, we’ll analyse the opposition and pick a team accordingly. The players are ready and they’re looking forward to the game.
“We know how difficult this league is and every week there are shock results and we don’t want to be on the end of any of those shocks. We know we’re going to have to earn it and Cheltenham will definitely make us earn it.
“They’ve really picked up since Darrell took over and they’d be tenth in the league if it started when he took charge so it shows how well they’re doing.”
No new injury concerns for Ian Evatt’s men after coming through Wednesday night unscathed.
Gethin Jones and Carlos Mendes Gomes remain on international duty whilst George Johnston and Dan Nlundulu are long term absentees.
Cheltenham will welcome striker Rob Street back into the fold and will also assess Will Goodwin ahead of the weekend.
The game might come just too soon for Lewis Freestone, however.
Cheltenham will come into this one filled with confidence following an impressive 2-1 win against Portsmouth last weekend.
In fairness, since Clarke was appointed the Robins’ boss, Town seem a different side to the beginning of the season. Previously a team leaking goals and failing to score but now have lost just once in their last five and winning three of those.
Having looked cut adrift in the opening months of the season, Cheltenham now find themselves three points from safety and with fire in their bellies as they head to the north west this Saturday.
Wanderers have secured four consecutive league wins of late with a hard fought FA Cup draw against Luton and a 3-1 away win at Acrrington Stanley in the Bristol Street Motors Trophy sandwiched in between.
Referee: Sunny Singh Gill
Assistant Referees: Joe Simpson and Stephen Wade
Fourth Official: Mark Jones
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