Gary Johnson wants Cheltenham Town attendance impact

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Cheltenham Town boss Gary Johnson is hoping his side's win on Saturday will have an impact on and off the pitch.

The Robins beat FC Halifax Town 7-1 to go second in the National League, and victory against Braintree on Tuesday will send them top.

While the result will give an obvious confidence boost to his players, he also hopes it will help him convince the board to bring in re-enforcements.

"You'll never get a better opportunity than after a 7-1 win," said Johnson.

Speaking to BBC Gloucester, he also said that he hoped the nature of the victory would see a spike in attendances.

"You go out and buy all the papers, it's nice," he said. "So I've set a time aside to have a chat with the board to let them know what we need.

"With everything the board are obviously pleased with the result, but they have to look at the attendances at games and you can't keep bringing in players if your crowds are not going up.

"At some point we'll have to drag another 500 people off the streets and then we'll have a strong squad from now until the end of the season.

"How we get those 500 people in I don't know. We are second in the league, we've only lost one at home and we're scoring goals, so it's not as if we're not doing our part."

Johnson also joked that existing fans may have to take drastic action to encourage new supporters to attend.

"When you talk about the people who are not supporting us you have to talk about the people who are, and we've had good support from our home fans," he said.

"They have done us proud and if they can handcuff themselves to someone else and drag them to the next few games I might be able to bring in some re-enforcements."

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