David Artell will talk to his players beforehand about the new appointment of Michael Duff as Cheltenham manager. The former Burnley Development coach beat our former manager Steve Davis and others to the vacant position at Whaddon Road and Duff will be in charge for the first time against the Railwaymen on Saturday.
Artell believes that the new manager syndrome could have a psychological effect on the Cheltenham players and supporters this weekend.
Ahead of our trip to Cheltenham, the Alex boss said: “Cheltenham have a new manager in Michael (Duff) and that could change their psychology because they will be playing for their places under a new manager.
“Their supporters will also be more sympathetic to them if they make a mistake.
“I will talk to the players about it, so they don’t get mixed up in the occasion of the day. I think it is important and some of them might not even know they have a new manager. Some footballers are not in tune or interested in what is happening elsewhere.
“I will talk to them because we will have to match Cheltenham’s endeavour and they might start quickly or raise it 10% because of a new manager.
He added: “We have to match that and make sure we come out with something from the game.”