Ady Pennock: Cheltenham Town 'have one hand on the trophy', says Forest Green boss
Forest Green Rovers manager Ady Pennock says National League rivals Cheltenham Town "have one hand on the trophy".
Cheltenham beat struggling Guiseley 2-0 on Saturday to move six points clear of Rovers, who could only manage a 1-1 draw at play-off chasing Braintree.
Pennock's side are already assured of at least a place in the play-offs, with three games left to play this season.
"We've got to keep playing well and make sure that we're going into the play-offs in good form," he said.
"Being realistic, and fair play to Cheltenham, they've been consistent enough, so it's not mathematically impossible but I think they've got one hand on the trophy.
"Of course we want to win every game, but it's impossible. I said to the players we've got to keep our heads up, keep focused and keep pushing on."
Forest Green lost to Bristol Rovers in the semi-finals of last season's play-offs after finishing fifth in the Conference, the highest final league position in the club's history.