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Defender Tom Bradbury becomes second summer signing

22 June 2022

Cheltenham Town have today completed their second new signing of the week with the arrival of defender Tom Bradbury from FC Halifax Town.

Bradbury, who is a 24-year old left-footed defender, was a key member of the Halifax team that reached the National League play-offs last season having joined The Shaymen from Yeovil Town in August 2020.

He had been identified as a new signing prior to the departure last week of manager Michael Duff and like Dan Adshead, who arrived at the club yesterday from Norwich City, he has linked up with the squad for the start of pre-season training while the new head coach recruitment process continues.

"Tom is a left-sided central defender who can also play in the middle of a back three or four," explained club Director of Football Micky Moore.

"He is a footballing centre-back with good experience and a couple of hundred first team appearances to his name.

"He is a leader, which we are also looking for having lost Will Boyle this summer.

"Tom was very sought after by teams in League One and League Two so we are very pleased to have clinched this deal."

Tom Bradbury was born in Aylesbury and began his career as an academy player at Milton Keynes Dons. After brief spells in the national league system with Bishop's Stortford and Banbury United he was offered the chance to play in Scotland with Dundee and spent a year north of the border. He returned to England with Yeovil Town in 2019 and spent a year with the Glovers before joining Halifax.

He made 33 League appearances last season as Halifax finished fourth in the National League before losing to Chesterfield in the play-offs.

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