Vital Football

Latest Cheltenham Town News

We Have Nothing To Fear From Fratton Park

We Have Nothing To Fear From Fratton Park

Manager Mark Yates has said that Cheltenham have nothing to fear as we head towards a trip to Fratton Park tomorrow.

Of course it's a fantastic ground and Portsmouth regularly pull in fantastic figures that are more fitting for a club much higher than our level, and the atmosphere created at their ground this season speaks for itself, but speaking to the Official Site our gaffer said we had nothing to fear from the atmosphere and he tipped the players to rise to the challenge and keep our own form and improvement going.

'We have won two out of the last three and had a mad 10 minutes against Chesterfield so six points from three tough games in a decent return. The games are coming thick and fast for us now and a couple of different challenges for us on the back of a win and we're down at Fratton Park to play Portsmouth where there will be a decent crowd and that is something else for us to deal with.'

Yates admits it's probably easier said than done, but we simply have to ignore the crowd and not let it affect us so we can focus on playing our game, frustrating them, and if anything get their crowd to work for us by frustrating them.

What really matters is he doesn't feel there is much better the sides in terms of quality, so there is nothing to fear from the game and what is of more importance for us is.

'We must play with the same attitude and work ethic and, if we do that, then we'll give ourselves a good chance because we aren't bad on the road.'

The gaffer also admits that David Noble is now travelling with the squad and could figure following his injury problems, as he's had a good week on the training pitch and now we know the issue it can be managed effectively to get him pitch time, but it is unlikely he will start.



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Site Staff
Date:Friday March 7 2014
Time: 7:18PM

Comments

0
'a decent crowd' understatement Pompey are expecting a full house of around 18,000 and Fratton will be buzzing. That has terrified the likes of AC Milan so Cheltenham will be tested !
eastneydave
07/03/2014 20:49:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Cheltenham Town Articles

Stats: Boreham Wood v Cheltenham

All the stats from Boreham Wood (0) vs (0) Cheltenham, Meadow Park, 9/1/16 Att: 647

Stats: Cheltenham v Torquay

All the stats from Cheltenham (1) vs (0) Torquay, Whaddon Road, 28/12/15 Att: 3,781

Audio - Kidderminster Win Reactions

Manager Gary Johnson, Aaron Downes and Billy Waters given their thoughts following Cheltenham's two one victory over Kidderminster Harriers.

Stats: Kidderminster v Cheltenham

All the stats from Kidderminster (1) vs (2) Cheltenham, Aggborough, 26/12/15 Att: 3,238

Archived Vital Cheltenham Articles

Vital Cheltenham articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Cheltenham
Write For Vital Cheltenham
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Boreham Wood MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Phillips0%
Rowe0%
Downes0%
Munns0%
McLennan0%
Parslow0%
Jennings0%
Waters0%
Wright0%
Storer0%
Pell0%
Sub - Hall0%
Sub - Dayton0%
Sub - Harries100%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Cheltenham 31 20 9 2 69 39
2 Forest Green 32 21 5 6 68 24
3 Grimsby 29 15 10 4 55 36
4 Tranmere 32 15 8 9 53 11
5 Eastleigh 29 14 8 7 50 8
6 Woking 32 14 7 11 49 13
7 Braintree 28 14 7 7 49 12
8 Dover Athletic 30 14 7 9 49 9
9 Lincoln 33 13 9 11 48 6
10 Gateshead 30 14 6 10 48 -3
11 Macclesfield 32 15 2 15 47 9
12 Wrexham 31 13 6 12 45 10
13 Aldershot 31 12 5 14 41 -7
14 Bromley 29 11 5 13 38 -2
15 Southport 31 10 8 13 38 -10
16 Barrow 32 10 8 14 38 -17
17 Chester 31 9 8 14 35 -11
18 Guiseley 30 8 10 12 34 -17
19 Altrincham 29 8 7 14 31 -20
20 FC Halifax 30 7 9 14 30 -19
21 Boreham Wood 30 6 10 14 28 -8
22 Welling United 30 6 8 16 26 -16
23 Torquay 29 4 8 17 20 -27
24 Kidderminster 29 3 8 18 17 -20
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Cheltenham Town Fixtures (view all)

Feb 13 2016 3:00PM : Welling United (H)
Conference National
Feb 16 2016 7:45PM : Kidderminster Harriers (H)
Conference National
Feb 20 2016 3:00PM : Tranmere Rovers (a)
Conference National
Feb 27 2016 3:00PM : Gateshead (H)
Conference National
Mar 1 2016 7:45PM : Eastleigh (a)
Conference National
Mar 5 2016 3:00PM : Welling United (a)
Conference National

Recent Cheltenham Town Results (view all)