The Cheltenham Town Former Players' Association will welcome back two long-serving ex-Robins players this weekend as Josh Low and David Bird return to the Jonny-Rocks Stadium.
Bird and Low are back as more recent former players and are still in their thirties, they will be the FPA’s special guests for this Saturday’s crucial Sky Bet League Two match against Macclesfield Town.
Spending a decade with the Robins between 2002 and 2012, Bird was a great servant to the club and remains Cheltenham Town’s record Football League appearance maker, an honour he has held since 2010.
Making 267 appearances - scoring eight goals – Gloucester-born Bird broke into the first team after impressing as a youngster and held down a place at right-back under Steve Cotterill.
Following a Young Player of the Season award the following year, Bird’s Cheltenham career took off as he nailed down a regular spot in central midfield and played a vital part in the Robins’ promotion to League One in 2006.
Two Supporters Player of the Season awards followed as he remained a mainstay in the first team and one of his few goals was iconic as he netted in a shock 2-1 away victory at Leeds United in 2008.
Bristol-born Josh Low spent four years with Cheltenham between 2008 and 2012, playing as Bird’s teammate for a couple of seasons.
He joined the Robins after a lengthy Football League career with eight other clubs and thrived after returning from a short loan spell at non-league Forest Green Rovers.
Under Mark Yates, skilful winger Low enjoyed his best period at the club and helped the Robins reach the 2012 League Two play-off final, leaving the club that summer after racking up 112 appearances – scoring 16 goals.
Both former Robins will be interviewed in the club bar before the match and at half-time on the pitch, fans can also catch our exclusive interview with them next week on social media.
Join Bird and Low at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium on Saturday as we take on Sol Campbell’s Silkmen in a very important Sky Bet League Two clash by buying tickets online here.