Cheltenham hoping for better going as manager Russell Milton looks up | Jeremy Alexander

08 March 2015 10:00
Manager Milton regrets loss of two points against Mansfield but takes solace from moving up out of League Two relegation zone• Cheltenham part company with manager Paul BucklePounding hooves came early to Cheltenham and its Festival. One look at the going at Whaddon Road – firm to threadbare – persuaded both sides, the Robins and Mansfield, that the only way was aerial and the match was soon locked in first-time hoists and bouts of midfield head tennis, from which it seldom escaped. A 1-1 draw seemed to satisfy both clubs.They had further excuse. Cheltenham were 23rd in League Two. If Mansfield had not won three of their previous four games, they would have been equally anxious. They were only a point ahead when Russell Milton, head of academy coaching, became Cheltenham’s third manager of the season in mid-February. Adam Murray, with only a dozen more games in charge of Mansfield, said: “If we’re in the League at the end of the season, I’ll relax.” They came back to it in 2013 after five Conference years. Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian