Accrington Stanley manager John Coleman is looking to his latest loan signings to help end the Reds’ recent disappointing form.
Stanley have lost their last two home games in all competitions and sit 18th in League Two ahead of the visit of in-form Cheltenham to the Crown Ground.
But Coleman believes that Luke Dobie and Will Hatfield, who made their debuts in Saturday’s defeat to Swindon, and James Spray, who appeared in the abandoned game against Tranmere, can make a big difference.
"It was difficult for Luke and Will, coming on when we were getting beaten on Saturday," he said. "I wouldn’t read anything into the way they performed against Swindon.
"I’ve got high hopes for both of them, alongside James Spray who’s recovered from injury."
Midfielder Dobie has joined the Reds on loan from Middlesbrough until January and is desperate to make an impact at the Reds.
"I’m excited to be able to get some experience under my belt and hopefully that’ll mean I can go back to Middlesbrough knowing more about the game," said the 19-year-old.
"I know the people here and that makes the move better and makes me feel a bit more welcome. It’s a class opportunity for me."
As a youngster, Dobie was coached in a soccer school by Coleman and is now reunited with him in the professional game, which is something he never expected would happen.
"I couldn’t have ever imagined playing under him as a professional. It’s a bit weird the way it’s come back around but it’s a quality story isn’t it?
"He’s a great coach who has taken the club a long way and done really well for them so I’m looking forward to working with him and Jimmy (Bell).
"I know Jimmy quite well and my family knows Jimmy and John and so I know the club has high expectations and the team play good football and that’s why I’m so excited to be here."
Fellow midfielder Hatfield is at the Crown Ground for an initial month from Leeds United and also made his Football League debut against Swindon.
The 20-year-old academy product has some first team experience from a previous loan spell at York City and hopes that he can be the man to help the goals flow for Stanley.
"I prefer an attacking midfield role and I like to get beyond the striker," he said.
"Hopefully I’ll chip in with a few goals here and there and I don’t mind a tackle either. I’m energetic and will be working hard and hopefully I won’t let the fans down."
Hatfield is good friends with former Reds loan man Tom Lees and was encouraged to make the move by his Elland Road team mate.
"Tom was the first person to ring me after I made the move. He’s one of my best friends at Leeds and he’s kicked on since he came here and was full of praise for the club.
"His loan got him started really so he only had good words to say really."
Both Dobie and Hatfield are in the frame to make first starts against the Robins, with striker Spray also back in the picture after being sidelined with a niggling injury.
Cheltenham are currently fourth in League Two and on a run of four straight wins, and Coleman is under no illusions as to how difficult tonight’s match will be.
"I watched them last week against Burton and they were particularly impressive and they’ll have aspirations of going and chasing the top spots. That means it will be hard tonight," admitted the manager.
"I’ve got a lot of time for Mark Yates as a manager, we’ve got a good relationship with him and he always assembles teams that try and play football."
After such a disappointing week for the Reds, Coleman’s men now come face to face with a team that beat them 4-2 on their last visit to the Crown Ground.
"They were one of the best teams to come here last season and we were fortunate enough to gain our revenge by winning away from home, but we’re expecting a tough game this time around," he said.