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Cheltenham Town midfielder Kyle Storer on Chester away and his Football League dream

17 August 2015

Storer feels at home with the Robins

Midfielder Kyle Storer says the ambition to get into the Football League for the first time in his career is now burning more than ever as he feels settled at Cheltenham. 

With two draws and a win to kick off their season, the Robins are aiming to fly high this season, and Storer wants to be a key part of it. “My ambition in life is to play in the Football League, and I feel like I’m in a good place to achieve it.” Storer said.

Storer, now 28, had a chance to move last season to Mansfield but admitted the move wasn’t right for him at the time.

“The move wasn’t right at the time, and this is driving me on to get in there. Hopefully this is the year where Cheltenham get promoted and my dream comes true,”, he said.

Manager Johnson has implemented an attacking 'pass and move' brand of football on his Cheltenham side, and Storer plays a key role in anchoring the midfield allowing other players like Jack Munns, Harry Pell, Billy Waters and Asa Hall to get forward more. 

"I love to get round the edge of the box to try and score, but you’ve also got to be aware of the players we’ve got in Munns, Pell, Waters and Asa,” he said. "I have to think what my best position would be, I need to pick up the ball and play the pass so we can go again.”

The robust midfielder has been especially appreciative of the fans and the support he and the rest of the team has received so far. There is evidence on and off the pitch to suggest there is a real rapport between the club and the fans at the moment and Storer wants this to continue, he said: “The support has been fantastic. It’s important to keep the fans onside with good performances and entertaining football,”. "It’s important for them to keep backing the boys, and when it’s tough to get behind us."

Looking ahead to the game against Chester tomorrow, Storer insists the mentality to go out and win the game by playing attacking football is there in every game. "The gaffer is very positive and he wants to go out and win every game, like we all do,”, he said. "No disrespect to Chester, but they haven’t finished in the top half since they’ve been back in this league so we’ve got to go into the game thinking we can win it. "

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