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Preview: Cheltenham can secure promotion with a point against Carlisle

Cheltenham town moved within one point of promotion to League One with a narrow 1-0 win over Colchester United

Connor Thomas volleyed home with eight minutes to go as the Robins moved back to the top of the league.

The title is now in Cheltenham’s hands, with two wins from their last three games being enough to finish top of the pile.

Manager Michael Duff now has his eyes firmly set on tomorrow night’s game against play-off chasing Carlisle United.

“We’re nearly there, we haven’t quite done in yet. There was a lot of relief after the win at the weekend it was a tight game.

“We’ve got an opportunity now so we don’t want to just crawl over the line or limp over the line, we’re going to try and win the league.

“It’s just win the next game, that’s how it has been all season. We’re not going to move too far away from what we do. If we do win on Tuesday, I don’t think you’ll see massive celebrations. There will be a celebration no doubt but they will be in on Thursday trying to win the next one because we want to win the league.”

Duff has no fresh injury problems going into the game. After a tough ninety minutes against Colchester, it would be no surprise to see a couple of changes in personnel. Top Scorer Alfie May had an impact when he came off the bench, so it would be no surprise to see him start. Will Boyle is a long-term absentee for the hosts and is not expected to be feature again this season.

Carlisle will be no pushovers. A win for the Cumbrians can put them within touching distance of the play-offs. Without a win any of their last five games, Chris Beech’s side have really tailed off since Christmas after topping the table going into the new year. Callum Guy will be the key man for the away side. The dainty midfielder recorded his 13th assist of the season at the weekend and has caught the eye on a number of occasions this season.

The game is a seven o’clock kick off at the Johnny Rocks Stadium.

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