Preview: Cheltenham Town v Morecambe

Paul Buckle. Picture:John Walton/PA Wire
Paul Buckle. Picture:John Walton/PA Wire

Morecambe next travel to Cheltenham for a dose of Friday night football.

Manager

Paul Buckle.

Former Luton, Torquay and Bristol Rovers boss, now 44, returned to management after nearly two years away when he took over from Mark Yates in November. Tasked with keeping the Robins in the Football League, has won once since his arrival.

Key Man

Trevor Carson.

Goalkeeper has been outstanding all season since arriving on a two-year deal from Bury in the summer. The 26-year-old former Sunderland youngster spent last season on loan at Portsmouth.

Form

Currently 18th in League 2, Buckle’s side have won just one of their last 10 in all competitions, a 2-1 win at Oxford United at the start of January. Lost 2-0 at bottom of the Football League Hartlepool United on Saturday, a shocking result that came just seven days after the impressive performance at the Kassam Stadium.

History

Cheltenham have had the better of things over the years. In 17 total meetings in league and cup the Robins have won nine games with four draws and four Shrimps wins. Earlier this season the sides drew 0-0 at the Globe Arena at the start of December.

Possible line-up

Carson, Vaughan, Brown, Jones, Braham-Barrett, Sterling-James, Stewart, Richards, Ferdinand, Dunn, Gornell.