CHELTENHAM are a team that are not used to losing.

City’s remarkable run under their interim bosses has seen only one defeat in 10 games.

But this weekend’s promotion-chasing hosts are unbeaten in the league in 2021.

Cheltenham have suffered just one loss this year – and that was to Manchester City in the FA Cup.

Even then, Michael Duff’s side had led their fourth-round tie through Alfie May’s goal before the Premier League giants scored three in the last 10 minutes to avert an upset.

But there was a major silver lining for the Gloucestershire club with that near-miss.

The highest-profile game in Cheltenham’s history banked them around £400,000.

It was a timely cash injection while clubs continue to battle on without any income from crowds – and meant they have not had to cut the playing budget.

In League Two, it’s been business as usual for last season’s beaten play-off semi-finalists.

Since a surprise 3-0 setback at Barrow the week before Christmas, Cheltenham have gone eight games unbeaten and won three of the last four.

Tuesday’s comeback victory at Walsall, thanks to goals on their full debuts for Sam Smith and Callum Wright, kept the Robins in the third automatic spot. They are two points behind leaders Cambridge with a couple of games in hand.

Walsall’s early opener was the first goal Cheltenham had conceded in nearly six hours of league action – defensively, only Salford have a tighter record percentage-wise.

“We are unbeaten in eight now,” said manager Michael Duff. “There were a few draws at the start, but we've added wins now.

“We look like we are back to how we were last year, where if it’s not quite a free-flowing (game), we look like we can be dogged and see a lead out.”

Leicester loanee Wright will continue in midfield after Chris Clements was ruled out for the season with a torn hamstring.