The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP -

SIZE MAT­TERS for Chel­tenham boss MarkYates af­ter he se­cured the ser­vices of gi­ant defender Ryan In­niss on loan from Crys­tal Palace.

In­niss, 18, joins the Robins on a month-long youth loan with the 6ft 5ins cen­tre-half is highly-rated at Sel­hurst Park, hav­ing al­ready played for Eng­land at U16 and U17 level.

“He’s a bit of a man-moun­tain,” said Yates. “He’s been on our radar for six months now and he re­ally wants to play. We’re de­lighted we man­aged to get him.”

Yates has now made seven sum­mer sign­ings, in­clud­ing goal-scor­ing vet­eran Jamie Cure­ton, and he be­lieves his new-look squad is welle­quipped to chal­lenge once again.

“It's go­ing to be a tough league this year but I think we’ve got play­ers who can adapt,” he added.

“We’ve tried to re­cruit bet­ter play­ers and pleased with the progress we’ve made. Hope fully they’ll come good.”

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