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Brown: Here To Win

21 June 2013

Cheltenham defender Troy Brown is aiming to win big after signing a two year contract this afternoon.

Troy Brown became Cheltenham Town's second signing of the summer this afternoon and the young defender is aiming high for the Robins.

The 22 year-old defender arrived at the Abbey Business Stadium this morning before undergoing a medical and quickly putting pen to paper on a two year contract with the club which will see him play for the Robins until the end of the 2014-15 season at least.

Troy is a former Fulham youngster and has played for club such as Ipswich, Rotherham and more recently Aldershot Town but he has been given a fresh start at Cheltenham Town and he has big plans as a Cheltenham defender.

"I am buzzing to be a part of this club," he smiled.

"This is a good footballing club and a well run one too so I can't wait to get started. The club has a very good clean sheet record and I would hope to build on that.

"I want to win things and I've told my family and friends that. Cheltenham's league standings over the past few years speaks for itself. I thought they were unlucky at Wembley two years ago and they were unlucky again last season but hopefully this year we won't need the play-offs."

The former Welsh U21 defender certainly fits the mould of a strong central defender but the former Rotherham defender can also play a bit of football too and he's looking forward to being given a bit more freedom on the pitch next season to express his talents.

Troy had a disappointing season as an Aldershot player last season but did well on a individual basis and Troy paid tribute to his former club and fans.

"I have to thank Aldershot because they took me on loan 18 months ago because things didn't work out at Rotherham for one reason or the other.

"We finished five points outside of the play-offs that season and it helped my decision to sign their permanently. It's quite sad to see what has happened to the club but I wish all of the fans the best for the future and hopefully they can sort themselves out."

It was clear to see, having spoken with Troy, that he was excited at the prospect of playing for Cheltenham Town and starting a fresh under the stewardship of Mark Yates.

His family and friends are split between Croydon and Cardiff so the location is perfect for him but Troy reserved kind words for Mark Yates and a few of his old friends for confirming he wanted to be a part of Cheltenham Town Football Club.

"The gaffer was great to me and he allowed me to go away and have a good think whilst I was on holiday," he explained.

"This was the club I wanted to sign for and I told my family and friends that.

"I am buzzing because I feel settled the area is good for me too. I know lads that are here like Jermaine McGlashan and Jason Taylor but I know Kaid Mohamed too. I spoke to them all before coming here and they helped me make the decision. It works well for me and I want to be playing football for a successful team at the right end of the league. 

"This is a good place to be and I am glad to be here."

Watch the full Robins Player interview by clicking here.

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