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Milton: Cheltenham Town have perfect opportunity to “get things moving again”

Cheltenham Town assistant manager Russell Milton thinks his side’s second game in four days represents the perfect opportunity to bounce back from defeat at Doncaster Rovers on Saturday.

The Robins lost 2-0 against the league leaders – their first of three matches in seven days.

And Milton, who continued to stand in at today’s press conference for manager Gary Johnson as he recovers from illness, believes that Cheltenham’s quick turnaround will allow them to move on quickly.

They head to Exeter City tomorrow before taking on Cambridge United at the LCI Rail Stadium on Saturday.

“The beauty of it is you can get straight back, eradicate what went before and get a decent performance so Saturday is forgotten and you can move on rather than dwelling on it too long,” said Milton.

“I think it’s important to get around the boys and get things moving again.”

But Milton is taking nothing for granted as Cheltenham face another tough test against 7th-placed Exeter.

“They’re a good side, they had a great run, they were double-figures unbeaten.

“It was a great run and they got themselves in and around the play-offs.

“We know what to expect and we know that Paul’s [Tisdale] sides like to play.

“They’ve got some really good players in there and quite rightly are up there in the top echelons of the league.

“We know we’re going to have to play better than on Saturday, although we weren’t awful. We were decent at times, just not in enough of the game to get a result.

“We know we’re going to have to play better tomorrow night to get a result.”

Milton also confirmed that Johnson is due to visit a doctor today and hopes to be back on the touchline against the Grecians tomorrow.

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