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Robins bring in new forward on loan

1 August 2019

The Cheltenham Town attacking ranks have been bolstered before the start of the League Two season with the addition of forward Gavin Reilly, who joins the club on a six-month loan.

Signing from League One side Bristol Rovers, the 26-year-old becomes the Robins seventh summer addition ahead of the first game of the campaign at Leyton Orient on Saturday.

He joins Michael Duff's forward line alongside the likes of Luke Varney, Tahvon Campbell and Alex Addai, and will help add to the team's firepower following the injuries to Reuben Reid and George Lloyd that rule the duo out for the start of the season.

Born in Scotland, Reilly is a 26-year-old forward who up until his move to Bristol Rovers a year ago has spent his whole career north of the border.

Starting his career with Queen of the South, he made over a hundred appearances for the Doonhammers where his form captured the attention of Scottish Premiership side Hearts.

He spent two seasons at Tynecastle but then transferred to Championship side St Mirren in June 2017. In his time at St Mirren Park he helped them claim promotion to the Scottish top flight and secured a move into English football with Bristol Rovers at the end of the campaign.

Commenting on his loan move to Cheltenham Reilly said: "I'm happy to be here. I'm coming out here to get game time - that's what I'm after.

"It is good to come in before the season starts because it means you can come in and see how the team wants to play.

"The gaffer has had a good chat with me about the way he wants to play and I'll hopefully fit into that well."

The forward will be available for Saturday's League Two opener at Leyton Orient. Tickets for that match are available to purchase from the ticket office at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium.

The ticket office is open from 10am to 3pm on Thursday and Friday. Tickets are also available on the day at Leyton Orient for a slightly higher price.


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