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Expecting a battle

15 September 2016

Notts County manager John Sheridan 'expects a battle' against a 'very physical' Cheltenham side on Saturday.

The Magpies head to Gloucestershire in search of a third consecutive away win and Sheridan is looking for a response from his team following a disappointing home defeat against Accrington Stanley last weekend.

He said: "We go to Cheltenham after a bad result but I expect us to be a lot better on Saturday. I'll try and get the lads as positive as I can and we'll go there to try and win the game.

"Cheltenham are strong and have a good, experienced manager. They’re organised and very physical – they get in your face. It’s a tight pitch there as well, so it’s going to be a really difficult game for us.

"I expect a battle but if we go there prepared and on our game, we can win it."

Sheridan confirmed that Curtis Thompson remains the club's only absentee.

He said: "We’re OK – everyone’s fit and biting at the bit.

"With us losing it might give a bit of belief to one or two players who haven’t had a chance to play.

"Hopefully whichever side I put out will come back with all the points."

Sheridan's full interview is now available to watch on Magpie Player HD.

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