Curle wants more of the same from Cobblers in big Cheltenham clash

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Keith Curle has challenged the Cobblers to build on their impressive win over Exeter when they head to another promotion-chasing team in Cheltenham Town this evening.

Town proved too good for Exeter, who were second at the time, on Saturday and now face another difficult test against the fifth-placed Robins.

"They've got strengths and a style that suits them and we respect that as we do all the opposition we play," said Curle.

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"Part of our foundation is to stop the opposition from playing how they want to play, which what we did against Exeter.

"They're seen as a free-flowing, attacking team but we nullified their threat and they had about one shot and one cross into our box

"So we show a lot of respect to stop the opposition and then implementing how we want to play and the numbers we want to get forward and the areas we want to work in."

Just two points and two places separate tonight's opponents but Curle is reluctant to place too much emphasis on individual games.

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"Their manager has said they want to win every game but so do we," he added.

"This is the stage of the season where all the cliches come out but ultimately we've got good characters in the changing room with good belief and good understanding of what we want to do.

"Every game that we play, whoever it's against, will give us challenges and we need to be up for every single challenge.

"We've got a changing room that's receptive to the information that we give them and they understand the simplicity of the information and we still give them freedom to express themselves.

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"That's key because know they've got a job to do and they can also express themselves. That brings enjoyment because the harder they work doing the ugly side of the game, the more the rewards are there for going to express, going to play, going to create and going to score."