Cheltenham Town have the opportunity to go top of the League Two table on Tuesday night as they take on Grimsby Town.
Michael Duff’s side will face Ian Holloway’s team who are without a win so far this season and who currently sit only above Oldham Athletic at the bottom of the table.
Duff spoke on Monday morning ahead of the home game.
He said: “They’ve (Grimsby) had a difficult start, but they were brilliant at Bolton and they could’ve nicked it at the end.
“Obviously they weren’t able to train for two weeks, not been able to do any work and they’ve had to grind out that result at Bolton.
“But instead of tiring towards the end they really grew into the game and could’ve or maybe should’ve won it at the end.”
The Robins, on the other hand, come into this game off the back of three straight wins, with their latest conquest being a 2-0 win over Crawley Town.
However, despite their impressive start, Duff admitted that Cheltenham still aren’t one of the big teams in League Two.
“We know where we need to be in terms of mentality and physicality before every game,” said Duff.
“We are Cheltenham Town, we are a small club in this league, whether people like it or not, that’s a fact.“
Cheltenham will host Grimsby at 7:00pm on Tuesday evening at The Jonny-Rocks Stadium.