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Cheltenham Town vs Sheffield Wednesday Preview: Wade Elliott And Taylor Perry Look Ahead To A Crucial Fixture

Cheltenham Town welcome Sheffield Wednesday to The Completely-Suzuki Stadium on Tuesday night, as they look to recover from Saturday’s 4-2 loss to league leaders, Plymouth Argyle.

It is the third consecutive league fixture in which The Robins have played one of the top four, having also narrowly lost to Derby County.

Wade Elliott’s side will be desperate to get back to winning ways, with their last three points being on the 29th December 2022, after a cagey 1-0 win over Shrewsbury, which saw both sides finish with 10 men.

Elliott sees this fixture as a big opportunity for his squad to recover and get back to winning ways.

“It’s another brilliant game.

“I’ve just said to the lads that the most dangerous thing is you get down and everybody’s chins are on the floor.

“[We need to] reflect on the performance, there was loads of stuff that we did really well, one or two things we think we can do better but get ready to pick yourself up and bounce into work Monday morning. We need the same again, slightly better again.”

Cheltenham fans will be encouraged by their team’s recent performances against the league’s big boys, however, Sheffield Wednesday will be one of their most challenging tasks yet, with The Owls boasting the best away record in the league, winning eight out of their 13 trips on the road.

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Robins midfielder, Taylor Perry, believes that the home advantage will bring a much needed extra support, despite having only won five in 12 at The Completely-Suzuki Stadium this season.

“It’s obviously a great opportunity for us to pick ourselves up and go again against another very good side in Sheffield Wednesday.

“It’s at home as well so I’m sure we’ll have all the crowd behind us.

“We played well [against Plymouth] and could’ve got something out of it but we look onto the next one now and we need to get a win.”

Perry was a huge factor in Cheltenham’s strong performance against Plymouth, claiming a goal in the 40th minute that kept The Robins alive in the fixture, and has been one of Elliott’s key players since joining on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers.

This fixture comes at a crucial time for Cheltenham, who sit just three places and four points above the relegation zone, however, multiple teams below them still have a game in hand to be played.

Wade Elliott’s side host the Owls at The Completely-Suzuki Stadium tomorrow night with kick off at 7.45pm.

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