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“We need to perform better than we did in the last game” – Michael Duff ahead of Cheltenham Town’s FA Cup First Round replay against Swindon Town

Cheltenham Town travel to west-country rivals Swindon Town on Tuesday night for their FA Cup First Round replay.

The original tie ended all-square at the Jonny-Rocks. Jerry Yates thought he sent Swindon into the second-round, however impact substitute Alex Addai equalised just 11 seconds after the restart.

Manager Michael Duff said that Cheltenham will start the match as underdogs.

“They’ve (Swindon) just gone top of top of the league, and they’re at home – so they’ll be the favorites for the game.

“With out a doubt they have been our toughest tests this season in both games, but we know what we’re up against and we’ll have to perform better than what we did in the last game – we’re very fortunate to still be in the competition.

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A home-tie against Port Vale awaits the Robins in the second-round, but Duff knows his side are still two matches away from the lucrative third-round.

“You always want a home game, and if you can get through the next round then its potentially the big boys. It’s so close, yet so far.

“We’ve still got to win the next two games, but its an opportunity to face a big side in the third-round.”

Cheltenham or Swindon will face Port Vale at home on Saturday, November 30.

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