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Brave decision to drop key pair at Northampton

By Gloucestershire Echo  |  Posted: December 11, 2012

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What did you think of Saturday's win at Northampton?

I thought it was a brave decision to leave Jermaine McGlashan and Marlon Pack on the bench, but after seeing they were both on four yellow cards there was no need to take any risks.

The decision seemed to have backfired, but the pleasing aspect was the response.

Two quick goals of our own made sure we were level before the half hour and I thought there was only one winner then on.

It was a brilliant finish by Duffy at the end and it capped off a great game.

If the lads show the kind of fight they played with at Northampton, promotion is on the cards.

What were your views on the formation and how well do you think it worked?

After the first ten minutes it was not working. But credit where it's due, Darren Carter stepped up his performance and got us back in the game.

Chris Zebroski capped off a fine display and brought us level and the formation seemed to have kicked into life.

Is Mark Yates right to deny Darryl Duffy the chance to go out on loan?

A difficult question because Duffy deserves minutes on the pitch and we cannot currently give him that as we have been playing with only one out-and-out striker.

Duffy is very much a confidence player and when things do not go his way it is evident his head drops so maybe time away to get his confidence back would have been beneficial.

But in my opinion on his day he is the best finisher we have at the club and Northampton proved it.

I hope this sparks him into life because he deserves game time and it should be with us.

What team would you like to see start at Hereford?

I would go for Brown; Jombati, Bennett, Elliott, Jones; McGlashan, Carter, Pack, Penn, Zebroski; Harrad.

I would be tempted to play Duffy, but we need to ease him back in and he could replace Harrad after about an hour.

Jake Taylor and Keith Lowe also don't deserved to be dropped so it is a tough pick.

Can Cheltenham finally banish their Hereford hoodoo?

I have said they can for the last four times we have played them!

I am not too sure and I think this one could go all the way.

Hereford are a very annoying side and always seem to find that little bit extra when called upon.

It won't be the best of games but I think we'll win, although we'll need to win ugly.

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