Cheltenham Town’s starting eleven opinions.

‘S11 opinions and descriptions’

Recently, Cheltenham Town supporter @chxrlie67 gave his thoughts on all of the Robins’ on and off pitch subject matters whilst also giving his pre-match thoughts ahead of the Good Friday League Two fixture against Tranmere. 

One of the questions he answered was one in which he stated the starting eleven that he thinks will be selected, he has now given his opinions on each player below.

Josh Griffiths

Josh is a tall young keeper who has recently come back from England u21’s squad. A good shot stopper but has sometimes made a few poor errors but on the whole a good young keeper who has a good future in the game.

Matty Blair

Matty is an experienced wing-back however is a very inexperienced player, he is either the best player on the pitch or very poor there isn’t much of a middle ground but he does have a good cross on him which can make up for some performances.

Sean Long

Full-Back Long has been turned into a cb due to the injuries we’ve faced, for someone who is a fullback he has done well coming into this makeshift back 3, good in the air but however when he’s trying to turn and run, he can become very questionable but considering he’s been thrown in at rcb he has done well.

Ben Tozer

Probably most well-known for his long throws Tozer has provided a massive attacking threat with the way he can throw the ball in. Defensively he hasn’t been at his best this year but he still makes some good passes out from the back and for this level is a solid CB.

Lewis Freestone

Lewis came in from Brighton in the summer and again has been hit and miss, was able to pocket Dembele and Eisa at Peterborough but couldn’t deal with the south shields’ forwards, done well now he’s got a run of games but seems to be 50/50 to play now as it’s come out, he took a knock at Morecambe.

Chris Hussey

Chris in my opinion is one of the best fullbacks/wing backs in the league, can go forward and has one of the best left foots in the league with the way he whips it in, can go back the other way and defend. One of my personal favourites and one of our biggest threats offensively.

Callum Wright

Cal has on the whole done very well since coming into the side, joining in Jan. He has shown a different side to his game and can battle against some experienced players and has a good eye for a pass, good long range shot on him too, definitely another who will have a good future.

Conor Thomas

Conor is one of the most underrated players in the division, keeps it simple which is why nobody hears much about him but he’s so important for how we play. Can tackle, can pass and is so good from the spot as he’s missed once for us in 3 years when he’s played. Another good player for this level.

Liam Sercombe

Before injury I’d have said top 5 players in the league but since he’s been injured he’s been slightly off it. However, his ability is crazy so when he has it outside the box I’m confident he can score. Great leader and I’m sure he’ll be back playing at 100% hopefully starting Friday.

Alfie May

Alfie’s not had the best season this year, on 8 goals in the league which isn’t good enough for the players he has creating chances. However, his work rate is great and I’m a fan of his. If he could become more clinical in front of goal like he was last year he’d be playing in the Championship as every other part of his game is very good.

Sam Smith

Our best player at the minute, all-round game is so good, can head, can shoot, can link the play. He’s a top player and I’m hopeful we can get him in for next season, another good January signing who hopefully can do the business Friday.

Thank you very much for reading,

Stay safe,

Ethan Hoijord 

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