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New Signing: Jerell Sellars

7 July 2017

Cheltenham Town manager Gary Johnson has made his second new signing of the day with the capture of former Aston Villa forward Jerell Sellars.

Jerell, 21, started out as a junior with Lincoln City then spent five years on the books at Villa Park. Over the past two seasons he has been a regular member of the Villa Under-23 squad and also gained some first team experience during a two month loan spell at Wycombe Wanderers in League Two.

A quick and skillful forward who can play either wide or through the middle, Jerell has signed an initial one year contract and Gary Johnson feels he can make a big impression at the club.

"I think this is going to be a very interesting and exciting signing," said Gary.

"Jerell has a lot of individual quality and has the quickest feet I think I've ever worked with.

"He is very keen to play first team football and we've given him the opportnity to show his quality. He's only a young lad but hes looking to really push on now.

"He is a striker or wide player who is just as quick with the ball as he is without it. He's tricky, it's very difficult to get the ball off him, he is brave and although he is not a massive size he is illusive.

"I'm looking forward to giving him the opportunity and I would describe him as like a young James Dayton: A nimble player with a good body swerve who draws fouls because he is very tricky."

It's been a busy day for Johnson who also announced the signing of Mohamed Eisa from Greenwich Borough earlier on. Both players have been training at the club this week with a view to completing deals.

"Jerell and Mo are both players with a lot of potential," said Gary.

"They will both be on the verge of the first team until they push themselves in, which they can do during pre-season as there are a lot of games.

"They are both very exciting players and I am looking forward to working with them."

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