They call it “El Glosico” and whilst the magnitude of the game is far from Real Madrid versus Barcelona, this is definitely a big one for the players and fans of rivals Forest Green and Cheltenham Town.

And we’re all salivating at the thought of Forest Green making the trip to League Two form horses Cheltenham Town in what is set to be a thrilling top-of-the-table clash with the Gloucestershire teams challenging for automatic-promotion. As it stands, Rovers sit in fourth, level on 28 points with Cheltenham boasting a better goal difference and a place above with a game in hand.

Impressive Cheltenham boss Michael Duff is surely on course for a job at a higher level after turning the perennial strugglers into title challengers. He learnt his trade under Burnley boss Sean Dyche and appears to be a personable man if his pre and post-match media interviews are anything to go by. Take a look at the last eight games and you’ll see the Robins top of the form table with six wins and two draws from their last eight. Rovers boost youthful exuberance in spades, but at Cheltenham you’ll see veteran striker Luke Varney. The former Premier League star is their talisman, so Dom Bernard, Liam Kitching and Farrend Rawson will certainly need to be on their mettle when battle commences on Saturday.

Rovers will also have to negate the threat of attacking midfielder Ryan Broom, who has flourished under Duff. Broom has scored six goals so far and Portsmouth, Burton Albion and Peterborough United all thought to be keen on the former Bristol Rovers player.

Carl Winchester will no doubt cop the flack from Cheltenham fans on his return to his old stamping ground. Winnie has enjoyed an outstanding season so far and his phenomenal work rate in the midfield engine room will be crucial to any advantage Rovers look to garner. Kevin Dawson isn’t expected to play a part against his old employer as he continues to nurse an injury.

I’m also relishing the battle of the commentary teams. BBC Bob Hunt is a fervent FGR fan and the same can be said of the erudite Mark Halliwell who will be in the Cheltenham corner. Keep calm chaps and enjoy the game.

In our written media, SNJ Ash always keeps a level head as does the excellent Jon Palmer for Glos Live who also boast Gloucestershire University student Bobby Vincent as their FGR reporter.

We will see a familiar former Forest Green face at the Jonny Rocks Stadium. The always smiling Richard Joyce grew up supporting Forest Green and ended up working for the club as media man – Joycie now works for the Robins in the same capacity.

I’m sure both teams will be champing at the bit after the wet weather scuppered their respective games against Crewe and Grimsby. Bring it on.