GRA­HAM AIMS TO BE A HIT SOUTH OF BOR­DER

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO - By James An­drew

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

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