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Who are ya? Cheltenham Town
Nickname: The Robins
Ground: Whaddon Road.
How to get there: By Car: From Gillingham, take the A229 to the M20, then take the M26 to the M25 clockwise. Exit M25 at Junction 16 for the M40 and follow it onto the A40. Follow road into and through Charlton Kings, you will come to some lights where the Cirencester Road joins from left. Go straight on, but at next set of lights turn right into Hales Road. This is the B4075 (signposted Prestbury). After half a mile bear right, staying on B4075 as it becomes Priors Road. Take the next left into Whaddon Road, continue over a mini roundabout and the ground is on the right-hand side. With no parking available near the ground, the club recommend that you use the free park and ride service. To get there, continue along Priors Road then turn right into Bouncers Lane. Continue to a double mini roundabout. Turn left at the first one then take the second exit at the second one onto B4348 Tatchley Lane, signposted Evesham A435. Follow this road to another roundabout, continue straight over and the Cheltenham Racecourse park and ride is on the right-hand side. Distance from Priestfield: 152 miles. Approximate time: 2hrs 59mins
Nearest station: Cheltenham Spa
Previous games v Gillingham:
09/11/99: FA Cup First Round Replay – Gillingham (Thomson, Pennock, McGlinchey) 3-2 Cheltenham (Milton, Howarth)
30/10/99: FA Cup First Round – Cheltenham (Brough) 1-1 Gillingham (Southall)
All-time record v the Gills:
Gills wins: 1
Cheltenham wins: 0
Remember me? Craig Armstrong made 13 appearances for the Gills on loan from Nottingham Forest in 1996. He later went to Watford on loan before moving to Huddersfield and Sheffield Wednesday. He was then loaned to Grimsby before a short spell at Bradford and his move to Cheltenham, where he helped the Robins to promotion last season. Primarily a left-back, he can also play in midfield.
Man to watch: Kayode Odejayi. A big targetman, Odejayi scored 13 goals last season but offers much more to the side than just goalscoring. With no new arrivals as yet, a lot rests on his shoulders this year.
2006/07 prospects: John Ward has kept faith with the squad which won promotion last year, and while that sort of loyalty to his players is admirable, they look to have the weakest squad in the division on paper and it looks as though they will be little more than relegation battlers from the first whistle.