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Cheltenham Town video: Albion old boy Russ can sense an end to goal drought

By Gloucestershire Echo  |  Posted: November 10, 2012

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RUSS Penn says there would be no better time to end his goal drought than in this afternoon's match against former club Burton Albion, writes Jon Palmer.

The Cheltenham Town midfielder is known for his tough tackling and energy in an advanced role in the hole behind a lone front man.

Penn was outstanding in Tuesday's 0-0 draw at Gillingham but felt he should have done better with a first-half header which missed the target, and he also drew a smart save from goalkeeper Stuart Nelson with another headed effort.

He has scored two goals for Cheltenham, both of which arrived last December and he is yet to find the net in 2012.

"I should have scored against Gillingham, but the goal will come and when it does I'm going to do a lap of honour I think!" Penn said.

"I still have a lot of friends at Burton who I see quite a lot, so it would be good to get one over them and hopefully come away with the three points. I can't wait for the game."

Penn helped Cheltenham complete a pair of 2-0 victories of the Brewers last season, having left them to join the Robins in the summer of 2011.

He was fired up for the meeting at the Pirelli Stadium just over a year ago after some pre-match comments by Cleveland Taylor, who said he would regret his decision to leave Burton for Cheltenham.

"Hopefully they'll make some more comments this time and I'll be even more fired up", Penn said.

"To be fair I was out with him (Taylor) a couple of days later and there's no hard feelings, but I'll certainly want to beat them again."

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