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Getting To Know: Cheltenham Town

4 April 2014

We get to know Saturday's opponents Cheltenham Town a little better...

- Mark Yates took charge of The Robins in December 2009 and has since guided them to two top-seven finishes.

- Cheltenham Town visited Wembley in 2012, but were beaten 2-0 by Crewe Alexandra in the Play-off final after The Railwaymen had beaten Blues at the semi-final stage.

- They last won silverware in 1999 as they lifted the Football Conference title to win promotion to the Football League.

- Cheltenham Town’s kit has been made by Errea since 1997 – a 17-year spell.

- Winger Jermaine McGlashan is their most expensive transfer, signing for The Robins for £60,000 from Aldershot Town in January 2012.

- In 1992 they were relegated from the Conference and spent five seasons in the Southern League Premier before promotion back to the Conference in 1997.

- That promotion came because Gresley FC failed Conference requirements, and despite coming second, the Robins were promoted.

- They won the FA Trophy in 1998, but finished second in the Conference National and missed out on promotion.

- Steve Cotterill guided the club to League One in 2002 as they finished fourth and won promotion via the play-offs.

- That season they also reached the fifth round of the FA Cup, their best ever run in the competition.

- Andy Gray, a Scotland international and now a TV pundit, ended his career with Cheltenham Town. 

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