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MATCH PREVIEW: United head to Cheltenham on Tuesday night

Long midweek journey to Whaddon Road

19 August 2019

Whaddon Road is next up for United as they make the Tuesday night camel trek into Gloucestershire for their latest League Two fixture.

The Cumbrians have won all four of the last meetings between the clubs - and the Robins have failed to register on the scoresheet in any of those fixtures.

This season started with disappointment for the Reds as they suffered an opening day away defeat at Leyton Orient, but they bounced back in style with a thumping 4-1 home win over Scunthorpe. That came courtesy of an amazing five-minute spell just after the break which saw them score three times to turn the game on its head.

A heavy defeat followed in the Carabao Cup last Tuesday night, when the Pirates of Bristol Rovers put them to the sword, and that left them looking to bounce back as they made the trip to the seaside to face Morecambe at the weekend.

Reports suggest that was a game of few chances and that the goalless end result was possibly the fairest outcome.

The last few weeks have seen eight new players come through the door - many of them on-loan from clubs in higher divisions - with a lot of work also done in the transfer window through the early weeks of June.

Notable arrivals include Jacob Greaves and Max Sheaf from Hull, Gavin Reilly from Bristol Rovers, Jake Doyle-Hayles from Villa, Dan Bowry from Charlton and Rohan Ince, formerly of Chelsea.

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From the manager

Steven PressleySpeaking ahead of the game, Steven Pressley said: "They’re strong at home, they’re a good home team. It’s going to be a real test for us again, but we have to go there and try and win the game.

“There’s no doubt it will be a difficult one. We’ve prepared well, as you would expect. We gave the lads the day off on Sunday then we will travel and train at Birmingham on Monday afternoon.

“We will use the time before the game to analyse several things and get ready to go again. I’ll repeat, we have to get back to winning ways very quickly, and we will only do that by being better in both boxes than we were on Saturday.”

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Head2Head

  Carlisle wins Draws Cheltenham wins
League 10 8 6
FA Cup 0 0 2
Total 10 8 8

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Highlights from previous meetings

Carlisle United 2 - 0 Cheltenham Town, Saturday 19 January 2019

Cheltenham Town 0 - 1 Carlisle United, Saturday 18 August 2018

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Match officials

Referee - Will Finnie
Assistant Referee 1 -
Andrew Williams
Assistant Referee 2 -
Darren Wilding
Fourth Official -
Paul Hobday

Mr Finnie stepped up to the ranks of the EFL officials this season with his first game being Swindon's 2-0 away win at Scunthorpe on the opening day. He showed two yellow cards in that fixture.

This is his first meeting with the Cumbrians - we wish him and his team all the very best on the day.

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Is that a fact?

Until very recently it was thought that Cheltenham Town Football Club was founded in 1892. However, recent evidence points to the origins being five years earlier when Mr Albert Close White returned to his native Cheltenham from college in London to take up a teaching post.

While away on his studies Mr White discovered the game of association football and he is now credited with being the first person to introduce the sport to the town of Cheltenham. Trials were held at the East Glos Cricket Ground in 1887 and the club was born.

Taken fron the Cheltenham Town official website.

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Match tickets

Full match ticket details are HERE.

You can purchase your tickets online HERE.

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