GRAHAM AIMS TO BE A HIT SOUTH OF BORDER
BRIAN Graham has spent his entire career in Scotland but after completing his move to Cheltenham Town the striker is desperate to make a big impression south of the border.
At 29, Graham has moved around in Scotland, playing for the likes of Ross County, Dundee United and, most recently, Hibernian.
But with game time limited under boss Neil Lennon at Easter Road, the striker has jumped at the chance to get his first taste of English football after Robins boss Gary Johnson showed an interest.
And the decision was made easier thanks to the advice of former Hibs team-mate and now Cheltenham colleague Jordon Foster, who moved to Whaddon Road last month.
He said: “I was speaking to Jordon quite a lot over the week to find out the ins and outs. He spoke highly of the place and it’s easier when you’ve got someone in there giving you a bit of information.
“I’m delighted to have finally got it over the line. It’s an opportunity at 29 years of age. I’ve never played in England before so it’s a challenge I’m really looking forward to.
“About a week and a half ago the manager called me. He’d spoken to Neil Lennon and he’d given it the ok, so he gave me a call and told me what his aspirations for the season ahead were. He sounded really positive.
“I had to go away and think about it, it’s a big move. I’ve got a wife and two young kids so we finally decided we wanted to come and join Cheltenham.
“You need a bit of security when you have two young kids and a wife to look after.
“I had a few other options but the way the manager was speaking and his plans for the season ahead, I think it’s the right place to be.”
POSITIVE: Brian Graham