‘Different’ - Winless Cheltenham boss makes Portsmouth admission ahead of Fratton Park visit

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The childhood Southampton fan was happy to praise Portsmouth - and picked out something interesting about them.

Cheltenham Town manager Wade Elliott believes Pompey have a ‘slightly different profile’ following their summer transfer business.

The Blues have been one of the most proactive teams in League One this summer and have signed 13 players so far. Manchester City loanee Alex Robertson was the latest arrival, and now further talks are expected to be had over more incomings after Tom Lowery’s injury.

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Eliott was in charge of Cheltenham last season, and oversaw 4-0 and 2-0 defeats to Pompey. Those loses contributed to a 16th-place finish last season.

But with a new era ushered in at Fratton Park over the close season, the Robins boss believes the task of stopping Pompey in their tracks has got even harder.

‘They’ve started really well, with good results,’ Elliott told GloucestershireLive.

‘A good attacking threat. Recruited one or two in the summer that have given them a slightly different profile.

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‘Portsmouth in League One, you are expecting them to be a top team and that’s exactly what we are prepping for.

‘We are fully respectful of them as a club and as a team. You want to go there, put the best representation of ourselves forward and hopefully we have a good Saturday.’

The Robins come to Fratton Park hoping to claim a scalp having lost all four of their games this season against Shrewsbury, Bolton, Reading and Birmingham (Carabao Cup) respectively.

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