Cheltenham Town video: We have shown we can lead the Pack
MARLON Pack says Cheltenham Town's season starts now as they prepare for home matches against Southend United and Oxford United.
The Robins bounced back from their 3-0 home humbling by Accrington Stanley by producing a much-improved display at Wycombe last Saturday.
They recovered from Keith Lowe's third minute own goal to level through Shaun Harrad's penalty, dominating long periods in the heat at Adams Park.
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Despite the match ending all-square, Pack described it as Cheltenham's best performance of the campaign so far and said they must maintain those standards and find a cutting edge to finish teams off.
"That was our best of the season because we played Wycombe off the park and that's the Cheltenham I know and the style of football we want to play," Pack said.
"We are disappointed not to have won, but we can't be too down with the way we played and the chances we created.
"We know we can do it and this is the start of our season now."
Cheltenham welcome Southend, who missed out on automatic promotion by one point last term, to the Abbey Business Stadium on Saturday.
Oxford visit three days later having made a strong start to the campaign, currently lying sixth.
But Pack is confident Mark Yates' free-passing side are capable of coping with any of the division's big hitters.
"We have some tough games coming up, but you have to play all the teams sometime and there is no way we can't beat any of them," Pack said.
"We are not scared of anyone and as long as we show the ethic, hard work and hunger we did at Wycombe I am sure there will be some good results.
"Wycombe would have been ecstatic with a point and they have just been relegated from League One, but we played them off the park from start to finish and there were so many positives to take."
Pack, currently leading the side in the absence of skipper Alan Bennett, made his 100th Cheltenham appearance against former loan club Wycombe.
He said he was grateful for the chance given to him by Yates, who brought him in from Portsmouth on a two-year deal after a successful long-term loan spell during the 2010/11 season.
"I think I've developed and grown as a player here and it's all about playing consistently," he said.
"It's made me better and hungrier and I am still learning, but these 100 appearances have definitely put me in good stead to make a good career for myself.
"I now want to rack up 100 League appearances and see where that takes me."
Pack enjoyed partnering Darren Carter in Cheltenham's midfield on Saturday as the ex-Birmingham City man made his first start.
"Daz's experience and CV speak for themselves and he'd already shown what he can do in training," Pack said.
"We are quite similar players and I thought it worked a treat because we both like to play football and it was a pleasure to play with him. We clicked straight away and a lot of things were coming through us. We set up attacks and steadied the ship when we didn't have the ball."