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Robins add to squad ahead of the deadline

31 January 2020

Cheltenham Town have secured the deadline day signing of Tom Nichols on a loan deal until the end of the season.

He arrives on a loan agreement from League One side Bristol Rovers where he has spent the past two-and-a-half seasons.

The arrival of of the 26-year-old attacker completes the club's transfer incomings for the remainder of the campaign.

Nichols has appeared 28 times in all competitions this season for Rovers, finding the back of the net on four occasions.

He started his career at Exeter City after progressing through the youth system at St James Park.

After loan spells at Dorchester Town, Hereford United and Bath City his impact in the first team for the Grecians saw him earn a move to Peterborough United for an undisclosed fee in 2016.

A year-and-a-half spell at the London Road Stadium saw him return to the West Country with Bristol Rovers when they paid a £350,000 fee for his services.

Commenting on his loan move to the Jonny-Rocks Stadium he said: "I'm glad to get it over the line and I'm looking forward to getting going and getting some games.

"There are a lot of forwards here. The competition for places is high. I'm under no illusions that I'm going to play every week - I've got to work hard and take my chance when I get it.

"We've got a great chance of getting promoted this season, we've got a few games in hand, and that'll get us right in the mix. It's good to join a club on the up."

Nichols trained with his teammates for the first time today at The Energy Check Training Ground and he will wear shirt number 34 for the Robins.

His player sponsorship for the remainder of the season is now available. To find out more about sponsoring the club's most recent signing email luke.saunders@ctfc.com


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