Allen wants Robins to fight

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Cheltenham boss Martin Allen has urged his side to go down fighting after their 1-1 draw with Oldham left their survival hopes left hanging by a thread.

The Robins were on course for a much-needed win when they led Joe Royle's side through a Frankie Artus strike, but they were pegged back with just 12 seconds of injury time remaining when Danny Whitaker hit home.

"I do not want us to go down with a whimper," said Allen. "I want them to keep going and wear the shirt with pride. They owe it to themselves and to the supporters."

He added: "I can't ask any more from them, they were absolutely fantastic. It was very cruel, and things are hard on us at the moment.

"But we played some good football, I asked them to get the ball down and play. The players in the dressing room are devastated and sometimes it leaves me lost for words."

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Bristol City
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Cheltenham Town
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Oldham Athletic
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