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Loanees Depart

9 May 2013

Michael Hector, Jack Deaman, Paul Benson and Shaun Harrad return to their parent clubs.

Cheltenham Town Football Club would like to express thanks and gratitude to all loan players who have featured during the 2012-13 campaign.

Michael Hector, Jack Deaman, Paul Benson and Shaun Harrad have now officially left the club and returned to their parents clubs. Players such as Lawson D'Ath, Jake Taylor and Luke McCullough also played their part during the season.

"I want to go on record and thank the loan players and their clubs," said Mark Yates.

"The players we have had here on loan have been invaluable and I want to thank them for their efforts. They all played their parts and they have my thanks.

"They are players we like and of course we'll keep tabs on them all but it's too early to say whether they are options for us next season."

Bury striker Shaun Harrad spent the entire season with the Robins and finished up as top goalscorer with 10 goals in all competitions with 36 appearances in total. Michael Hector was another player to make a big impact with the young Reading defender starting every single game whilst on loan with Cheltenham. He made 20 starting appearances and scored one goal which came against league champions Gillingham.

Swindon striker Paul Benson made 18 appearances, of which just one was as a substitute, and he scored four goals. Reading duo Jake Taylor and Lawson D'Ath also played their part during a busy season although returned to their parent clubs mid-way through the campaign. Jake Taylor made 11 appearances and scored once while Lawson scored once and made just three appearances. Manchester United defender Luke McCullough made just one appearance as a substitute for Cheltenham in the 1-1 draw with Aldershot Town and Birmingham defender Jack Deaman didn't appear for the Robins during his short spell at the Abbey Business Stadium.

On behalf of the Football Club, we would like to thank all departing loan players and their parents clubs for their efforts this season.

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