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Cheltenham Town vs Forest Green Rovers: “El Glosico” Preview

Cheltenham Town and Forest Green Rovers will engage in what might be the most high profile Gloucestershire derby of all time on Saturday.

Cheltenham sit third in League Two as they prepare to welcome their local rivals to the Jonny-Rocks Stadium, meanwhile Forest Green are one place behind and level on points in fourth.

Cheltenham Town haven’t beaten Forest Green Rovers since 1998 despite being unbeaten at home in nearly 12 months. They first clashed in 1919/20 in a Gloucestershire Northern Junior Cup semi-final, which Cheltenham won 4-2.

As of late Cheltenham have won their previous two matches and could go top of League Two if they win their game in hand on first placed Crewe Alexandra.

Meanwhile Forest Green are looking to cement their top six place and momentarily move above Cheltenham Town with a victory, The Green Devils finished above The Robins for the first time last season since 1927.

The last two times the sides have met in the League the fixture has produced a draw, but both sides will be hoping for more given their higher league postion.

Carl Winchester is likely to line-up against his former side for the visitors, meanwhile another former Robin in Kevin Dawson will miss the clash through injury.

In the Cheltenham camp former Rovers men Reuben Reid and Tahvon Campbell will not feature but defender Chris Clements, also formerly of Forest Green, is likely to make the matchday squad.

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