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Defender Davey signs deal at Robins

21 September 2017

Cheltenham Town are delighted to confirm that Alex Davey has today officially signed for the club.

Former Chelsea defender Davey, who was a free agent, has agreed terms and put pen to paper on a deal to join the Robins immediately.

Manager Gary Johnson said: “Alex has had a very good upbringing in football with Chelsea and has played at this level on loan for several clubs and also spent a spell overseas in Norway.

“He had options available to him, but he has decided to come and join us and we’re delighted to welcome him to Cheltenham.

“Alex is a talented footballer who is very composed on the ball and can confidently play it out from the back.

“He will need a few weeks to fully adapt to us and work on his fitness after not having a full pre-season. But he is already not far away and I know he will be a good addition to our playing squad.”

Davey joined Chelsea at the age of 10 and went on to become part of the club’s successful Academy set-up that lifted the FA Youth Cup in 2011/12.

The 22-year-old signed his first professional contract with Chelsea in 2012 and has had loan spells with Scunthorpe United, Peterborough United, Crawley Town and overseas with Norwegian side Stabaek.

On the international stage, Davey has represented Scotland Under-19s.

Davey said: “It’s been an unusual start to the season, being not connected to a team, so I’m pleased to get the opportunity from Gary Johnson and to become a Cheltenham Town player.

“The boys have been brilliant during my time training here and while playing in some games, I’ve settled in really well.

“Growing up at Chelsea was a brilliant experience, you have everything you can wish for and I’m thankful for my time at the club. But it can be difficult to push on and you want an opportunity to prove yourself.

“I’ve now been given that opportunity at Cheltenham and I plan to take it.”


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