Cheltenham Town FC FOOTBALL League Two

Michael Duff discusses “organised” Stevenage and European Super League ahead of Tuesday’s game

Cheltenham Town will travel to Hertfordshire tomorrow night to face 15th placed Stevenage in League Two at the Lamex Stadium.

The Robins fell to a 1-0 defeat to Crawley Town last time out which signalled their 11th loss of the season.

It saw Cheltenham fall to second place in the league but they still retain a game in hand over league leaders Cambridge United.

Despite the result, boss Michael Duff said his side must continue to concentrate on their own game and not worry about the results of those around them.

He said: “It doesn’t matter what other people do. If we’re going to sit and hope that two points are going to get us promoted then we’re going to be waiting a long time. So, we need to step through, take it on and not rely on other people.

“We’ve got ourselves in a great position so we’ve just got to try and see it through.”

Stevenage haven’t won in their last three outings against Mansfield Town, Salford City and Bradford City respectively.

Despite this, Duff said his team should still be wary of the “organised” side.

“They’ve been on a brilliant run at one point this season, I know they lost their last couple but they went 12 or 13 games unbeaten which is difficult to do in this league,” he said.

“The numbers tell you that they don’t concede many goals and they look organised. Everyone knows what their role is in the team, with and without the ball. They look like a well-coached team.”

There has been widespread anger and outrage across the footballing world at the new European Super League proposal.

It has the potential to have knock on effects on lower league football especially from in a financial sense.

Duff said that he agreed with what the majority believe and brandished it a “disgraceful” decision.

“150 years of history as worked so far but I’m only repeating what other people have said, it’s about money.

“I don’t see it working, I don’t know how they’re going to go about it but I can’t see UEFA letting them running it side by side. It would have to be a breakaway.”

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