Gary Johnson has mapped Cheltenham Town’s clear course to promotion | Barry Glendenning

15 April 2016 11:13
Cheltenham’s manager is one win away from taking the club back into the Football League a year after their relegationBefore his team’s win against Guiseley last Saturday, Gary Johnson spoke of “little icebergs that keep getting in the way” as he attempts to chart the course of good ship Cheltenham Town through the waters of the National League and back into the League Two. “We have to keep steering around them,” he said. “I’ve got a list of the icebergs we’ve had this season and I’ll bring ‘em out when me book comes out.”The specific iceberg Johnson was alluding to from last week was the suspension of Danny Wright, who had just incurred a three-match ban for wiping his feet on Grimsby’s goalkeeper, James McKeown, leaving Cheltenham without the services of a striker who has scored 21 league goals this season. Johnson was philosophical about the absence of a player who, as it transpired, Cheltenham did not need. “Every time we’ve lost somebody we’ve been able to bring somebody in who’s been able to do a job and that’s why we are where we are in the league table,” he said. “It’s credit to the squad, really and credit to their picking up everything we’ve been doing with them.” Related: Would cheaper tickets in the Premier League damage non-league clubs? Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian