Cheltenham Town looking for a repeat of history against Mansfield Town

Gary Johnson will be hoping Cheltenham Town can repeat history when they face Mansfield Town on Saturday.

Friday, 12th August 2016, 10:46 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 4:31 pm

Cheltenham won their first ever game in the Football League at the One Call Stadium back in 1999.

But Johnson knows his side face a tough test against a Stags team who started their League Two season with an impressive 3-2 win at Newport.

Johnson said: “Mansfield got a really good result at Newport and there is not going to be an easy game in this division.

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“There are plenty of goals in this division and plenty in Mansfield Town games.

“There are some good strikers out there and we have got to be careful of every team.

Big match preview: Mansfield Town v CheltenhamJames Jennings looking to put one over Mansfield Town“We have to treat every team with respect, we will give that to Mansfield but we are going there on the back of 1.5 good performances out of two and looking forward to the next game.”

The Gloucestershire side started their league campaign with a home draw against Leyton Orient before following it up with a cup upset win over Chartlon athletic.

And Johnson says he is delighted with the mood in his camp.

He added: “We have got a busy schedule in the next few weeks and a lot of travelling.

“Some teams might not be looking forward to it because of bad results, but we certainly are.

“The players are buying into our game and we have found our game quite early, which is a positive.”

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