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Cheltenham Town v Grimsby Town – Match Preview

Cheltenham Town will look to bounce back from defeat at the first time of asking when they face Grimsby Town at the LCI Rail Stadium tomorrow night.

Gary Johnson’s side succumbed to a 3-1 defeat at Port Vale on Saturday, their first in six matches.

The Robins were previously unbeaten in five before the weekend’s defeat at Vale Park, a run that saw them pick up 13 points from a possible 15.

Despite the defeat they currently sit second in the form table, second only to high-flying Luton Town.

Cheltenham’s season has been somewhat of a mixed bag, they started the season with just one win from five games and were sat bottom of League Two.

Since then four wins from eight games has seen the Robins propel up to mid-table in 13th, one point and one place behind tomorrow’s visitors, Grimsby Town.

The Mariner’s head to the Cotswold’s on the back of a 0-0 draw at home to Crawley Town, a result that sees them having lost just once in six games themselves.

Russell Slade’s side have won half of their away games this season. This has included wins at Chesterfield, Accrington and Saturday’s opposition Port Vale.

A win for either side could seem them inch closer to the play-offs and extend their good recent run of form.

Last season saw Cheltenham win both fixtures between the two sides. The first meeting came at Blundell park and saw Billy Waters solitary goal separate the two teams.

The reverse fixture was won via goals from Cheltenham captain Harry Pell and centre back Will Boyle in a 2-1 win.

Gary Johnson has won all four previous meetings against Grimsby as a manager and will be looking to extend his perfect record tomorrow night.

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