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'Jobs at risk' if Cheltenham Town FC relegated

Jobs would be at risk at Cheltenham Town Football Club if it is relegated from the football league, the chairman has warned.

Paul Baker said admin jobs would be axed if the League Two club drops into the Football Conference next season.

Cheltenham are currently bottom of the league with five games left to play.

"People would lose jobs all over the football club [and] we would have to trim down the team," Mr Baker told BBC Radio Gloucestershire.

The club recently appointed former Bristol City and Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson to try and help the team avoid relegation.

"We'd have to look at all aspects of the business," he said. "You have to trim all of your costs.

"Hopefully we'll be able to retain the academy and hopefully we'd be able to retain the training facility.

"But the key thing will be the wages and the playing budget which will have to be significantly reduced."

Cheltenham lost to York and Stevenage over Easter weekend.

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