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26 April 2019

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Richie Wellens expects both teams to react to poor results over the Bank Holiday as his side visit Cheltenham this weekend.

Swindon head to Whaddon Road having never won there and having lost last time out against Crewe Alexandra at the County Ground.

Michael Duff’s Cheltenham side will also be looking to bounce back following a 4-0 drubbing at the hands of Jim Bentley’s Morecambe.

“Cheltenham are in a sticky situation where they’re not really playing for anything.

“Duff has gone in and done a great job, secured their safety quite quickly and, like a lot of teams, made them a threat from set pieces. They play three at the back, the wing-backs will still play really high. Luke Varney is experienced and scored a lot of goals.

“Sometimes, when you fight every single week for your safety, and then all of a sudden you’re safe, human nature kicks in, you switch off and lose 4-0 to Morecambe.

I’m sure he’ll want a response from his players exactly like I do – Monday was the first time we’d lost at home since January. I don’t want to lose at home so I want a response.”

Town have had almost a completely clean bill of health bar the absence of Canice Carroll who suffered an ankle injury against Newport County.

Speaking at Wednesday’s press conference, Wellens said:

“I’m hoping Canice Carroll will be available to train – he’s been big loss to us. The best thing I can say about Canice is that it hurts him when we lose, he’s dying to win, and sometimes it frustrates me because he beats himself up about it.

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