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“Every point counts” – Forest Green’s Scott Wagstaff ahead of crucial Cambridge United clash

Forest Green Rovers can potentially go top of League Two this afternoon as they face a trip to second placed Cambridge United at 15:00.

Mark Cooper’s men have lost just one of their last five and will be looking to build on a tight win against Harrogate last time out, despite having not played for a week.

Cambridge have also excelled this season, sitting just one point above Rovers in second after a tremendous 4-2 victory over Oldham Athletic last Saturday.

Rovers’ midfield is looking fairly depleted ahead of the match-up as Ebou Adams and Jordan Moore-Taylor remain side-lined through injury and Elliott Whitehouse misses out through suspension.

Ahead of the contest, Rovers players Scott Wagstaff has played down the importance of the game and insists they will go about their business as usual.

“At this stage of the season everyone knows it’s such a big game but we’re not going to change the way we’ve been approaching games,” said the 30-year-old. “Every point counts now at this stage of the season.”

Forest Green have had a stellar season so far and promotion looks on the horizon for the Gloucestershire side.

Wagstaff knows that his side will have to maintain their aggressive and tenacious nature if they are to to reach their end goal – promotion to League One.

He said: “We can’t take our foot off the gas and we have to make sure that we kick on, we don’t want to worrying about other results we just have to concentrate on ourselves.

“We’ve got ourselves in a great position with 12 games to go and we’ve just got to kick on now and not worry about anyone else.”

Last time Rovers and Cambridge met it ended in a 2-0 victory for Rovers back in December.

Despite that, Wagstaff isn’t reflecting on previous glories.

“I think it’s a completely different game from last time,” he added. “There’s been injuries and things like that from both sets of teams so I don’t think we can read too much into it [the previous win].”

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