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Wilcox: We must be ambitious

18 May 2018

New Chairman Andy Wilcox has vowed that Cheltenham Town FC will always be ambitious and aim high as he starts his tenure at the Robins.

Wilcox was this week appointed in the role taking over from Paul Baker, who last week stood down from the role after 21 years.

And the 48 year-old, who is the owner and chief executive of construction company LCI Rail, is determined to keep pushing the club upwards as he starts his new role.

“You have got to be ambitious and that is what I am,” said Cheltenham-born and bred Wilcox.

“This is not a club that should be finishing in the bottom half of League Two. We all have ambitions to take this club up, certainly to League One, and that is going to be my drive. I am sure everyone else at the club feels the same.

“There is a fresh look at the top with myself, I have some good people around me, and I do believe going forward we have to be ambitious.

“There is no point saying we want to finish mid-table next season. I am sure with everyone onboard, we will strive to get back to League One where we were before and where I think we belong.”

Wilcox has this week been talking to the media after this appointment and admitting taking on the top role was a fantastic honour.

“I have been a fan ever since I was a kid and I have always had Cheltenham’s interests at heart,” said Wilcox.

“I have lived and breathed it for a long time so the opportunity to get involved in the first place was massive for me and now it is a dream ending to take over the reins from Paul Baker.

“He is going to be a very act to follow. He has done a tremendous job over the last 21 years but I will give it everything.

“We have a good Board and very good staff who are full-time. It is going to be a very busy period, but I am looking to commit time to the role and make is a success.”

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