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📝 Sky Bet League Two 2019-20 Preview: Cheltenham Town

We continue our Sky Bet League Two 2019-20 preview by focusing on Michael Duff's Cheltenham Town

11 June 2019

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Cheltenham Town stadium Whaddon Road

Michael Duff will be hoping Cheltenham Town can improve on last season’s mid-table finish in the Sky Bet League Two 2019-20 campaign.

Mid-table in 2018-19

The Robins finished 16th-place last season, on 57 points – 16 clear of Notts County in the relegation zone.

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They ended the campaign out of form, winning just one of their last six matches, but were comfortably safe ahead of the run-in.

Cheltenham won 15 matches, drew 12, and lost 19, ending with a -11 goal-difference – the same as Town.

Michael Duff

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The former Northern Ireland and Burnley defender took over as Cheltenham manager in September, after Gary Johnson was sacked as boss.

The Robins were 18th when Duff took charge, and they went on to win 16, draw 14, and lose 16 with him at the helm last season.

And he will be looking to create some momentum and keep the Robins improving in 2019-20.

Players

The Robins released three players this summer, with Tyrone Barnett, Rakish Bingham, and Matt Bower all leaving Whaddon Road.

Combative midfielder Nigel Atangana left for League Two rivals Exeter City, and defender Jordon Forster also left the club after turning down an offer to stay with the Robins.

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But ex-Town midfielder Chris Clements, who scored three goals for the Robins last season, remains a Cheltenham player, after signing a one-year contract extension in May.

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Centre-back Charlie Raglan joined on a two-year deal from Oxford United this summer, following a successful loan spell last season.

Grimsby Town 2019-20 season tickets are available here.


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