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Kyle Storer departs Robins

9 January 2018

Midfielder Kyle Storer's contract with Cheltenham Town has been cancelled by mutual consent.

The popular 30-year old, who captained the Robins in the second half of the National League championship season 2015-16, brings to an end a two and a half year spell with Cheltenham Town and left the club on a positive note having appeared as a substitute in Saturday's 4-1 win at Colchester United.

Kyle was one of the first players signed by Gary Johnson in the summer of 2015 for the National League title challenge, forming a quartet of experienced signings alongside Aaron Downes, Harry Pell and Danny Wright. All of them played key roles in the championship success with Kyle forming an effective central midfield partnership alongside Pell.

In total he made 90 starting appearances, 11 substitute appearances and scored four goals for the Robins. Manager Gary Johnson said of the decision:

"It's a sad one, really. Sometimes you have to make decisions as a manager that you don't really want to make from an emotional point of view.

"Stoz was one of the first players we signed when I came here in 2015 and he became one of the stalwarts in changing the fortunes of Cheltenham Town.

"He has been one of the great servants, not just on the field but also off it. He has been a leader and, like a couple of the others, he has been the life and soul of our party.

"I remember bumping into him on holiday a couple of summers ago and I remember thinking at the time that he would give us a personality that I'd be very happy with. That certainly proved to be the case.

"We wish him well becuse everyone reaches the stage where they have to move on and I'm sure he will do as well for his next club as he did for us."

On behalf of everyone at Cheltenham Town we wish Kyle Storer all the very best for the future.

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