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Long on his trip to Sierra Leone and the new campaign

23 August 2019

A frustrating first season at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium is well and truly behind Sean Long, with the Irishman having made a strong start to his second campaign with the Robins.

Signed in the summer of 2018, the right wing back endured a first season at the club dominated by injury, but now he is more than making up for missing out for much of last season by having made a strong start to the current 2019/20 campaign.

His impressive form so far comes after a busy summer for the 24-year-old. 

While most footballers spent their off-season recuperating, Long headed out to Sierra Leone for a charity trip as part of the Kambia District Foundation, finding out more about the great work the organisation are doing in the African country, and spending time working with the 'Cheltenham Town' side that are based there.

"It was an eye-opener. That is the only way I can describe it really," he said when reflecting on the trip.

"We all know those parts of the world are high in poverty and they have nothing basically.

"To actually see it with my own eyes when I was there was a real eye-opener.

"You never know how lucky you are. Things aren't as bad as what they are when you consider what happens where they're from."

When it comes to this Saturday's clash with Swindon Town the former Reading and Lincoln City man added:

"We've watched videos and they look like they're going to be right up there this year.

"We played them at the back end of last year and they brought a good crowd. Hopefully there will be a good atmosphere there but we want to continue our form in the last two games.

"It is going to be a tough game but it's going to be a good game and we're all looking forward to it."

Tickets for the clash on Saturday are available to buy from the ticket office up to 3pm today.

They are also available to purchase online here. Kick-off on Saturday is at 3pm.


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