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Paul Buckle delighted to capture signing of Durrell Berry

28 January 2015

Paul Buckle said he was delighted to capture his first permanent signing as Cheltenham Town boss, bringing in full-back Durrell Berry until the end of the season.

Berry, 22, passed a medical at Seasons on Tuesday afternoon and will go straight into the Robins' squad to face Dagenham and Redbridge at Victoria Road on Saturday (3pm).

"Durrell has played a lot of games for someone of his age and while I feel Jack Deaman offers us cover at centre-half, we didn't really have cover or competition for Lee Vaughan at right-back," Buckle said.

"When I heard he was available it was the perfect opportunity to sign him, being based in the West Country.

"He is 6ft tall, great one v one and a strong defender. He is ideal for now and in the future and hopefully we can agree something longer term with him."

Berry has been given a glowing reference by Torquay boss Chris Hargreaves, who Buckle signed as a player during his time as manager of the Gulls.

"Chris is made of the right stuff and the minute he spoke so highly of Durrell, I had real interest in signing him," Buckle said.

"The way Chris speaks about him means I know he has the right values. He can attack and defend and I think he'll add to what we already have and help make us more solid."

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