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Cheltenham Town vs Barrow Preview: Michael Duff’s Men Look To Extend Lead At Top Of League Two

Cheltenham Town will be looking to extend their lead at the top of League Two as they take on Barrow at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium on Tuesday night (7pm).

The encounter will be the first meeting between the two clubs at Whaddon Road in the Football League.

The Robins will be looking to build on their last minute victory against Exeter City as they take on the newly promoted Bluebirds.

Team News

The Robins will once again be without Will Boyle, Chris Clements and Ellis Chapman.

Striker George Lloyd suffered a concussion in Cheltenham’s victory against Exeter, and will be unavailable for selection in the coming weeks.

Barrow will be without midfielder Mike Jones who is ruled out with a hamstring injury. Tom Beadling will also be absent due a groin injury that he sustained last month.

Two teams in top form

This is a match between the league leaders and a side in 21st place, but don’t let the league table deceive you. This is a tie between two sides in hot form.

Barrow beat Walsall away from home last time out, and they put on a dominant display to defeat Mansfield Town in their previous fixture. Michael Duff’s men played Mansfield last week, but the Robins had contrasting fortunes.

Despite the slight blip against the Stags, Cheltenham are in strong form having won seven out of their last nine League Two games.

Head to head

In the sides’ only ever meeting in the Football League, Barrow put on a dominant display and defeated the Robins at Holker Street.

Scott Quigley scored a penalty before Luke James and Harrison Biggins added second half goals to give Barrow a convincing victory.

In their last meeting in the National League in 2016, the Robins ran out 2-1 winners in their promotion winning season.

A huge opportunity

With promotion rivals Forrest Green Rovers and Cambridge United not in action on Tuesday night, the Robins have a golden opportunity to pull away at the top of the League.

The game kicks off at 7.00 pm as Cheltenham continue the bid to return to League One for the first time since 2009.

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