CHELTENHAM TOWN MATCH PREVIEW – JOHNSON BRINGS CHELTENHAM TO THE WOODSPRING

Saturday sees Cheltenham Town visit the Woodspring Stadium for the final of the four home pre-season friendlies ahead of the 2016-17 season, as the players continue to build up their fitness under new manager Marc McGregor.

Performances have continued to improve game by game throughout the schedule of fixtures, and the narrow 1 – 2 defeat to Forest Green on Tuesday, albeit with trialist Jarrad Welch getting his goal through fortunate circumstances, proved how much of a fight Weston can put up against League Two opposition, with the fans hoping for more of the same against Cheltenham.

Seagulls manager, Marc McGregor, is looking forward to the next friendly fixture, “The lads have another tough test tomorrow but one we are all looking forward to. The lads are working really hard, both in games and at training and we are coming along nicely ready for August 5th. Today will ask different questions of the squad than the FGR game, and will be another fantastic test of us all. As always, I hope the supporters enjoy the game as much as we are hoping to.”

Cheltenham made the journey to Bath City on Thursday night, narrowly losing 2-1 as a mixture of their first-team and reserves struggled to deal with an attacking show from their Somerset rivals. Cheltenham are managed by former Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson, father of Bristol City manager Lee Johnson and has been in charge at Whaddon Road for the past two seasons.

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