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Match Preview | Cheltenham Town

30 September 2022

Shrewsbury will face Cheltenham Town this Saturday at the Completely-Suzuki Stadium in the Sky Bet League One.

Salop secured a 2-1 win at home against Burton Albion on Saturday, with loanee Christian Saydee opening the scoring thirteen minutes into the game. The Brewers equalised after the break, but Ryan Bowman grabbed what proved to be the winner in the 66th minute to make it 2-1 to Cotterill’s side.

Cheltenham’s match away at Derby County was cancelled due to international call-ups for the Rams. The last fixture for Cheltenham was in the EFL Trophy, where the Robins' secured a 2-1 at home against Walsall. Dan Nlundulu and Liam Sercombe were the first-half goal scorers for their side. In the league, the Robins' last outing ended in a 1-0 defeat away at Accrington Stanley.

Shrewsbury and Cheltenham have met 23 times before, with Salop winning 12 of those, drawing five and losing six. When the sides met last season, Shrewsbury won the home fixture 3-1 in December 2021. The fixture at Cheltenham Town in November 2021 ended in a 2-1 win for the Robins.

Name: Cheltenham Town

Stadium: The Completely-Suzuki Stadium

Founded: 1887 (135 years ago)

Manager: Wade Elliott

Record win (in any competition): 12-0 vs Chippenham Rovers, FA Cup Third Qualifying Round, November 2nd 1935.

Record defeat (in any competition): 1-10 vs Merthyr Tydfil, Southern League, March 8th 1952.

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

One to watch: Alfie May

Striker Alfie May joined the Robins in January 2020 and has gone on to win both the Players’ Player of the year and Supporters’ Player of the Year award in the 2021/2022 season. Last season, he scored 23 times in the league for his side and is currently on two 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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