This week’s Opposition View comes from Gloucestershire Live sports editor Jon Palmer.

How have Cheltenham started the season?

After a disappointing pre-season and opening few weeks to the campaign, things clicked for Cheltenham in mid-September, starting a run of four wins and a draw in five to move away from the bottom of the table. 

Cheltenham returned to winning ways against Lincoln City with a battling display in awful conditions on Saturday, with Danny Wright scoring the winner after half an hour.

Who are your key players?

Mo Eisa has been a revelation up front since signing from non-league Greenwich Borough. He has led the way in the scoring charts with eight goals, earning himself an improved contract and attracting plenty of interest from higher level clubs.

What are the hopes for Cheltenham this season?

Gary Johnson wants to make a play-off push and looking at his record, he rarely finishes mid-table.  

After last season’s battle against the drop, most fans would probably settle for season of consolidation, but if they can stay within touching distance of the top seven at the turn of the year, Johnson will drive them on and they may have a chance. 

What are your thoughts on Wycombe?

There is nothing that can be said about Adebayo Akinfenwa that has not already been said many times, but he used to love scoring against Cheltenham, whoever he was playing for. 

Overall, Wycombe are regarded as a well-run club with an ambitious manager and they are probably a little way ahead of Cheltenham.


I’ll go for a 1-1 draw.