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Match Preview | Cheltenham Town

28 December 2022

Match Previews

Match Preview | Cheltenham Town

28 December 2022

Shrewsbury Town will host Cheltenham Town on Thursday night in the Sky Bet League One. Kick-off is at 7:45pm.

On Monday, Shrewsbury fell to a 2-1 defeat away at Cambridge United in their Boxing Day fixture. Chey Dunkley put Salop ahead in the 64th minute, but goals from Shilow Tracey and then Sam Smith completed the comeback win for the U’s.

Meanwhile, Cheltenham’s Boxing Day fixture also ended in defeat as they lost 1-0 at home to Plymouth Argyle. Morgan Whittaker’s goal in the 78th minute was enough to separate the sides.

There have been 24 meetings between Shrewsbury and Cheltenham, with Salop winning 12 of those, drawing five and losing seven. The most recent meeting was played at the Completely Suzuki Stadium in October earlier this season; Cheltenham won 2-0 in the Sky Bet League One fixture. Last season, Shrewsbury won the game at Montgomery Waters Meadow 3-1 in October 2021. The away fixture finished 2-1 to Cheltenham in November 2021.

Name: Cheltenham Town FC

Stadium: The Completely-Suzuki Stadium

Founded: 1887 (135 years ago)

Chairman: David Bloxham

Manager: Wade Elliott

Record league win: 12-0 vs Chippenham Rovers, FA Cup Third Qualifying Round, November 2nd 1935.

Record league defeat: 1-10 vs Merthyr Tydfil, Southern League, March 8th 1952.

Highest league finish: 15th in the Sky Bet League One, 2021/2022 season.

One to watch: Alfie May

Striker Alfie May joined the Robins in January 2020 and went on to win both the Players’ Player of the year and Supporters’ Player of the Year awards in the 2021/2022 season. Last season, he scored 23 times in the league for his side and is currently on five goals and two assists for this Sky Bet League One campaign so far. 29-year-old May was previously at Doncaster Rovers from January 2017 to January 2020, when he left to join Cheltenham.


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