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Gary Johnson wants a ‘five star show’ against Grimsby Town

Cheltenham Town manager Gary Johnson is looking to make it five career wins from five against Grimsby Town at the LCI Rail Stadium tomorrow night.

The omens look good for Cheltenham this weekend as the previous four occasions Gary Johnson has come up against Grimsby, he has come out on top in all four, twice as the manager of the Robins.

“Well it is nice (the record), but five wins out of five would be better” Said Johnson.

“It would be good to get it of course. However we have to make sure we’re ready for them and want to keep our good form going, the record will mean nothing if it comes to an end tomorrow.”

A 3-1 defeat at Port Vale on Saturday ended a five-match unbeaten run for the Robins in which they picked up 13 points from a possible 15.

Three consecutive wins came during this time, something that will prove crucial for Gary Johnson and his side if they are to stay clear of the relegation zone this season.

Johnson said: “I think the big thing now is how you react in the next game, if you’re there just feeling sorry for yourselves you’ll see it in the performance. But that’s up to us as the management and the players, to get it right on Tuesday night against Grimsby”.

Despite the setback at the weekend, the form table has Cheltenham in second. High-flying Luton Town are the only team to have picked up more points than the Robins over the last six games.

“When I look at the stats and see just the one defeat from six games, that’s really where you want to be. Even though I’m disappointed with the defeat, you sometimes have to look at things objectively and realise we’re doing well.”

So can Gary Johnson make it five wins from five against Grimsby and ensure the Robins bounce back from defeat at the first time of asking? Let’s certainly hope so.

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