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PREVIEW: Cheltenham Town manager Michael Duff confident ahead of Ebbsfleet United FA Cup replay

Cheltenham Town will take on National League side Ebbsfleet United in an FA Cup first round replay on Tuesday night.

The teams drew 0-0 in Kent on November 10 and will play at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium at 7.45pm.

If Cheltenham win they will bag £36,000 of prize money and will take on Accrington Stanley away in the second round on the weekend of December 1.

French midfielder Nigel Atanagana told ParkLife Sport: “It’s always good to play at home especially after a tough match there and it is not easy to go away and play a non-league team.

“We are very positive about our form, when the team is working hard everyone is behind us. If we are doing the job well and working hard then we won’t have any problems in this game.

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“It’s always hard because when you are losing in a game you need to find the right formation. I have to adapt my form because I spent last game on the bench, the formation wasn’t working well. We are a good team we have good players, if someone is not doing their job we know someone else will.”

Manager Michael Duff said: “I’d like to think the players are more confident, there’s a bit more of a spring in their step with people walking in the door this morning because it’s a better feeling having won the game at the weekend.

“They know they need to turn up and deliver the nuts and bolts like they did in the first half on Saturday and hopefully their quality will shine out.”

Midfielder Jacob Maddox, on loan from Chelsea, has a knock on his ankle but the decision on whether he will play or not will be decided on Tuesday.

Forest Green Rovers will also be at home in their first round replay against Oxford United, with the winners away to Plymouth Argyle in the next round. Kick off is 7.45pm at the New Lawn on Tuesday.

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