Darren Carter has been named the September player of the month by supporters.Darren Carter has been voted player of the month for September by supporters this week.
The former Birmingham and West Brom midfielder won by a landslide this week having made six appearances during September and scoring three goals.
Few can deny the impact that Darren has made since his arrival and his pedigree has really started to show in the Ruby and White of Cheltenham Town.
We broke the news to Darren that he had been named player of the month earlier this afternoon and he was visibly delighted with the result and with the support that he has receieved from the Whaddon Road faithful.
"To be named played of the month by the fans is great," he said.
"Whenever you sign for a new club you want to make a good first impression and for me obviously it was also about getting back to a good fitness level but it has been great to hit the ground running and get a good first month and a half under my belt. Getting a few goals was nice too!"
Goals against Oxford United and Morecambe have helped to propel Cheltenham Town up the division into their current position of fifth ahead of this weekend where they go head to head with Football League new boys Fleetwood Town.
Darren's comeback from injury and his form for the Robins has been a remarkable story and the midfielder is aiming to score a lot more goals this season.
"Early on in my career I was all about getting forward into the box and getting goals but as my career has gone on I have dropped deeper and create possession. I've always tried to put both styles together so I can be more versatile but I've always loved getting goals and I've set myself a benchmark of getting goals this season. It would be nice to get into double figures."
His contract runs until January but Darren is purely thinking about the next game and picking up points for Cheltenham Town - a club that has given him the opportunity to get back into football and push a serious injury back firmly into the past.
Darren's relationship with the players and the supporters has been a real positive and Darren has paid tribute to the club, management, staff and fans for their help over the past month.
"I'm enjoying it here immensely," he said.
"It was seriously frustrating to be out injured and to not play but honestly from day one here at Cheltenham Town has been fantastic. It is a great club and everyone from the manager to the players to the supporters have really taken me in. I have loved every minute and hopefully it continues."