Two more former Cheltenham Town greats will be making a return to the club this weekend as Clive Walker and Bob Bloomer will be this week’s Former Players Association special guests at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium.
Well-travelled former Chelsea winger Walker was a big hit at Whaddon Road in the two very successful years that he spent under the management of Steve Cotterill.
Between 1997 and 1999, Walker was part of the Robins team that won the FA Trophy and then the Conference title a year later despite being into his forties – often dazzling despite his age when in the red and white jersey.
A Football League journeyman with over 500 appearances and 126 goals in the top tiers to his name, his record for the Robins was 56 appearances – with 13 goals scored.
Oxford-born Walker was set for a career in management before he got the call from Cotterill to come to Cheltenham and his impressive short spell in non-league in Gloucestershire made him popular with supporters.
Bloomer was part of the Cheltenham team for significantly longer and was also a fan favourite in his nine-year stint with the club between 1992 and 2001.
He played a significant part in our rise up from the Southern League to become a mainstay in the successful Conference campaigns as a versatile player who was eventually converted from defence to midfield.
Bloomer also looked after the youth and reserve teams and during his time with the club, he made 264 appearances, scoring 16 goals – a true club servant.
Excited to see two more legends return ‘home’ this weekend? You can book tickets online for our Sky Bet League Two match with Mansfield by clicking here.
Both players scored memorable goals and were part of iconic moments in the club’s history and we look forward to welcoming them back on Saturday so make sure you give them a very warm reception.
Ticket information: Robins v Mansfield Town