“You can’t assume anything here, it’s not that easy.” says Duff ahead of Scunthorpe fixture

Cheltenham Town host Scunthorpe United on Tuesday night and manager Michael Duff has reiterated the need to stay focused.

Speaking at his press conference, Duff said: “They’ve [Scunthorpe] had a couple disappointing defeats and played two different formations so I’m not entirely sure how they will setup.

“We will be focusing on ourselves, last Tuesday was a perfect example of this league. There’s a good feel amongst the players but football owes you nothing.”

With the Robins flying high in third place, top spot could be up for grabs with both Newport County and table toppers Cambridge United in mid-week action.

Cheltenham have scored in every league fixture so far this season while also boasting an impressive defensive record.

“If you can keep cleans sheets and score a couple of goals it’s not a bad mix,” said Duff, “We built on the solidness of the team last year and the resilience is still there. “

A recent loss to Grimsby town was a real upset, with Duff’s said conceding three goals to one of League Two’s struggling sides.

“We conceded three goals last week but it was three shots so we won’t get too obsessed with that – the same goes for the win on Saturday.

“We have good attacking players in Alex Addai, Alfie May and Ruben Reid who are proven goal scorers in this league and they’ve not been able to get in the team.”

That’s down to one man in particular. The youngster George Lloyd has strung together a series of great performances so far and finally got his reward on Saturday with his first League Two goal of the season against Southend.

“He needed a goal, there’s no getting away from that. He’s been at the heart of a lot of the good things we’ve done but ultimately center-forwards are judged on their goals. You would have other forwards looking around if he went six, seven or even eight games without a goal.

“We’ve been happy with Lloydy and he’s taken his opportunity, a month ago he was going to Dover Athletic so it shows how quickly football can change.”

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