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Robins sign Tyrone Barnett

30 August 2018

Cheltenham Town caretaker manager Russell Milton has made his third signing this morning with the arrival of striker Tyrone Barnett on loan from Port Vale.

The 32-year old 6ft 3ins target man has signed until January and will go into the squad for Saturday's home match against Colchester United at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium.

Barnett began his career in the West Bromwich Albion academy before moving into non-league football with Rushall Olympic, AFC Telford United, Willenhall Town and Hednesford Town.

His prolific goal scoring record with Hednesford earned him a move into the Football League with Macclesfield Town in 2010 and since then he has played for Crawley Town, Peterborough United, Ipswich Town (loan), Bristol City, Oxford United (loan), Shrewsbury Town, Southend United (loan) and AFC Wimbledon.

Barnett has generally fared well in his previous seven appearances against Cheltenham Town, finishing on the winning side four times and the losing side only twice. He scored against the Robins for Macclesfield Town, Oxford United and twice for Crawley Town in a 4-2 defeat at the Sussex club in 2012.

Russell Milton commented: "Tyrone is a player of immense experience who knows the forward area of the pitch and will cause defences a lot of problems.

"I'm sure a lot of our supporters know what his capabilities are but he is someone who when I spoke to him told me that he is desperate to do well for us and will give his all for the cause of getting us up the table. We are really pleased to have him on board.

"Tyrone wasn't featuring in the plans of the Port Vale manager. These things happen in football and he's been around long enough to know that. He has continued to work hard and every footballer wants to play and be involved on a match day so this move will give him that chance.

"We spoke to a number of people and all the feedback we had back on him was really positive so as a staff we believe he will be a massive asset for us.

"The transfer is initially until January and he has the carrot there of staying on if he does well so we will see what happens in the future."

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