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Robins welcome Watford defender on loan

30 August 2021

Teenage talent Mattie Pollock has agreed terms on a loan move to Cheltenham Town from Premier League side Watford.

The imposing 6'3'' centre back has completed a switch to the Jonny-Rocks Stadium ahead of the transfer deadline and will spend the 2021/22 campaign with the Robins.

Pollock burst onto the scene as a 17-year-old at Grimsby Town, making his League Two debut, and then featured regularly for the Mariners across the following two campaigns.

Despite a difficult season at Blundell Park last season the defender stood out for his mature performances and he attracted the interest of a number of clubs throughout the campaign.

It was Premier League new boys Watford who secured his signature though and he penned a five-year contract with the Hornets in May.

Having spent pre-season at Vicarage Road he now links up with Cheltenham as part of the squad for the club's League One campaign.

Pollock comes from a family of footballers. His dad, Jamie, was a midfielder who played for the likes of Middlesbrough and Manchester City and who currently serves as the chairman of Billingham Synthonia. His brother, Ben, plays also as a centre back for National League North side Hereford.

If you are interested in sponsoring Pollock's home, away or third kit for the 2021/22 season then please get in touch by emailing to find out more.

He is available to make his debut for the club in the Papa John's Trophy tie at Bristol Rovers on Tuesday night, or in the forthcoming League One fixture at home to MK Dons on Saturday afternoon.

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