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Signing: Craig Alcock joins on short-term deal

7 September 2018

Team strengthening continues at Cheltenham Town with the arrival of defender Craig Alcock on a contract until January.

Craig becomes the sixth new signing in the past three weeks and joins the Robins having left Doncaster Rovers over the summer.

Born in Cornwall, Craig made his name with Yeovil Town and spent six years with the Glovers in League Two and One.

His performances for the Somerset club earned a move to Peterborough United followed by spells at Sheffield United and most recently Doncaster Rovers, whom he assisted to promotion to League One two seasons ago.

Ironically, Craig was among Cheltenham Town's summer transfer targets and turned down a move to the Robins in order to sign for a higher division club. However, the move fell through and Craig has returned to the Jonny-Rocks Stadium in search of first team football.

Caretaker manager Russell Milton explained: "Craig is an experienced full-back that we have been after for a while and I'm pleased to get this one over the line.

"With Sean Long currently injured Craig is another quality addition to the squad and he has a chance to stake a claim in due course.

"We tried to sign him over the summer but it fell through because he had an offer elsewhere and it hasn't quite happened. He's been training with another club to keep fit and he's a good lad as well so we're pleased to have him on board.

"Craig is a good all-round full-back. He is good on the ball and can get up and down the pitch. I'm sure he is going to be a good player for us."

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