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The Boot Zoom with former Leeds, Derby & Charlton striker Luke Varney

26 June 2020

Luke Varney has been looking back and sharing some of his special memories from his two seasons as a Cheltenham Town player after it was announced earlier this week that he would be leaving the Jonny-Rocks Stadium.

The experienced striker joins the Gloucestershire Echo's Jon Palmer and Richard Joyce on The Boot Zoom to look back on his time with the Robins, which came to an end following the club's play-off semi-final exit earlier this week having made 56 League Two appearances for the club - scoring 21 goals.

Michael Duff's first signing having been appointed as manager in September 2018, Varney went onto play a key role in helping Cheltenham secure their League Two status during the 2018/19 campaign as he bagged 14 goals.

Injuries have hampered his 2019/20 season, but nevertheless he has still weighed in with seven successful strikes and leaves having formed a strong bond with the club's supporters for his leadership, professionalism, goals and enthusiam.

In this special edition of The Boot Zoom Varney looks back on some of his special memories in his time at Cheltenham, from how he came to be a Robins player, playing a leading role in the change of culture among the players, his final conversation with Duff regarding his time at the club coming to an end and where he feels the corner turned to see Cheltenham go from a struggling team in the division to one of the most in-form sides in the country.

He also discusses his Robins teammates, his future and how he feels that even with his departure and the disappointment of losing in the play-offs the club is moving in the right direction as we prepare for the 2020/21 season.

Watch the full interview with 'Reg' above at the top of the page.

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