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The Gloucestershire relegation fight continues for Cheltenham Town, Forest Green Rovers and Gloucester City

With game quickly running out the fight for survival in Gloucestershire continues as Forest Green Rovers, Cheltenham Town and Gloucester City all still sit in relegation spots.

Its been a tough campaign for all three sides with managerial changes for each team during this season.

Cheltenham Town

Position – 21st out of 24 with 10 games to go.

Starting with Cheltenham Town where they currently sit 21st in League One, five points adrift of safety behind Burton Albion.

Despite a huge turnaround since Darrell Clarke took over at the end of September. The Robins have had a tough past five games failing to secure a win in those games and losing three of the five.

A late 89th minute dagger on Saturday afternoon saw Cheltenham lose 2-1 away against Oxford United after battling hard to get the equaliser in the 80th minute.

Clarke was “Angry” after the game quoting “it’s a mindset thing and a mentality thing that I won’t accept.”

“I’m the first person to pat them on the back but the players have to show that they can play at this level.” Added Clarke

Because of the Cheltenham races this week, the Robins do not have a game on Tuesday giving them a full week to prepare for what is a huge game against promotion chasing Barnsley.

There is no doubt the turn around since the first 11 games of the season has been light and day but with ten games to go Clarke believes his side needs to win at least five to give themselves a fighting chance to stay in the division.

Forest Green Rovers

Position: 23rd out of 24 with nine games to go.

Moving onto Forest Green Rovers where they secured a massive 2-0 victory at home against Walsall on Saturday afternoon.

There has been a vast improvement since the appointment of former Cheltenham Town manager Steve Cotterill at the end of January.

Rovers have picked up seven points in their last five games putting them only two points adrift of safety behind Colchester United who haven’t won since January 27th.

Cotterill was proud of the lads for “staying in the game” and added “the boys at the back have given us a big foundation to build on.”

Rovers face a tricky challenge on Tuesday night as they take on Bradford City who have won 5 of their last 8 games.

However, Cotterill’s side can take great confidence especially after taking down the Saddlers who won their previous five before their defeat to Rovers.

Gloucester City

Position- 23rd out of 24 with 10 games to go.

Finally, we have Gloucester City who are in the worst position out of the three coming off the back of a 3-7 loss at home to Boston United.

Mike Cooks side sit second bottom and are nine points adrift of safety. With only nine games remaining its looking like a mountain to climb.

City’s away form this season has been poor only picking up two wins which simply isn’t good enough for any team to stay in the division.  

Relegation would also see them in the Southern Premiership for the first time since 2008.

Will any of the Gloucestershire sides manage to stay in their division or could we see a triple relegation for the first time in a single season.

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