Cheltenham Town have today completed the signing of Chris Zebroski from Bristol Rovers
Cheltenham Town have today completed the transfer of Chris Zebroski from League Two rivals Bristol Rovers.
Chris, 25, has signed a two year contract here at the Abbey Business Stadium after both clubs agreed terms earlier this week. The forward is the club's third signing of the summer and will most likely play a part in this weekend's pre-season friendly against Burnley.
"We've been after him for a while but we've now finally got our man," said Mark Yates.
"It didn't look like it was going to happen at one stage but he came back onto the radar and he finally saw sense to see his future lays here. He can play up top and across the three forward positions. I've liked him for a number of years and his attitude on the pitch is first class and that, coupled with his ability, means he will be a good signing for us."
Chris, who will wear squad number 26, started his career as a youth player with Swindon Town but it was with Plymouth Argyle that he signed his very first professional contract. His departure from Home Park saw him move to Millwall which saw him make 25 appearances for the club with a goal count of three. During his time with Millwall he enjoyed loan spells with both Oxford United and Torquay. His loan spell with the Gulls was a big success for the frontman and he racked up 19 goals in all competitions during the 2007-08 season winning himself a permanent move to Wycombe Wanderers for a reported £20,000 in 2008. Zebroski, who can also play on the wing, scored seven goals during his first season and helped Wycombe to the League Two title. Chris was sent out on loan to Torquay the following season and the move was made permanent by the Plainmoor outfit. His first full season with the Gulls saw him score 14 league goals which were integral to the club's play-off campaign which finally saw them defeated by Stevenage at Old Trafford. Chris followed Paul Buckle out of Torquay at the end of the season and he linked up with his former manager at the Memorial Stadium. Zebroski has made over 40 appearances for the club during his one season and scored three goals.
He arrived at the training ground earlier this morning to put pen to paper on his move to Cheltenham Town and Chris told www.ctfc.com that he couldn't be happier signing for the Robins.
"It's always nice to be wanted and the gaffer showed a lot of interest but the football being played here was a positive too," he said.
"I feel like I need to express myself and get back to my best but I feel I can do that with Cheltenham Town.
"I didn't really get off to a good start with Bristol Rovers and obviously with a new manager comes new ideas and I felt it was the right time to move on. Everyone has been really nice, welcoming and I can't wait to get going on Saturday."
An interview with new signing Chris Zebroski will be available here on www.ctfc.com later today and the full video interview will be available on Robins Player.