Cheltenham Town: Failure is not an option, says Jermaine McGlashan
JERMAINE McGlashan has declared that anything other than promotion this season will be a massive disappointment for Cheltenham Town.
The winger returned to the Robins' starting line-up for Saturday's 3-0 home win over Rotherham United with a spectacular goal and a man-of-the-match performance as Mark Yates' side put their top three push back on track.
It was the perfect way to bounce back from their 3-1 defeat at Burton Albion a week earlier as Cheltenham moved up to fourth place with seven matches left.
"Anything less than promotion will be disappointing with the players we have here now," McGlashan said.
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"It's definitely the best squad I've played in because the gaffer has so many ingredients and he can change it when he needs to.
"We have real strength in depth and having players like Darren Carter on the bench shows that.
"We have seven cup finals to go and we know we can end up where we want to be."
McGlashan's described his stunning goal in the 31st minute as the best strike of his career.
He caught Kaid Mohamed's cross to the far post perfectly, volleying into the bottom left corner to surprise even himself.
"I didn't know what to do with my celebration as it was one of those that wouldn't have surprised me if I'd totally miskicked it," he said.
"It was off the cuff and I think it caught the keeper my surprise too, but he had no chance and I said to Scott Brown after the game he'd have had no chance either!
"It was definitely the best goal of my career because I caught it so sweetly."
McGlashan started the season in scintillating form, carrying on where he left off last term when he was influential in the Robins' play-off semi-final victory over Torquay United.
He admitted he has not been at his best in recent weeks, but after a four-game spell on the bench he feels ready to have another big say during what promises to be one of the most exciting ends to a season in the club's 14-year Football League history.
"I was happy with my performance on Saturday and I needed that because my form had dipped," he said.
"I'm my own biggest critic and it was hard watching from the bench after being dropped.
"But I want to have a big say on us getting automatic promotion and hopefully I've given the gaffer a headache with that performance."
Cheltenham play at relegation-threatened Barnet on Saturday.