Addai signs deal to stay for next season
ALEX Addai has signed a new one year contract with Cheltenham Town.
The 25-year-old winger made his comeback from injury as a late substitute in Saturday’s 3-2 home win over Swindon Town.
He suffered a torn hamstring in the 1-0 home win over Yeovil Town on February 5.
Addai joined the Robins before the end of last season after appearing for the reserves.
He had caught the eye playing for non-league Merstham in Isthmian League Division One South.
Addai started out at Tottenham and also spent time at Blackpool before dropping into semi-professional football with Carshalton Athletic, Whitehawk, Kingstonian and Grays.
He worked as a behaviour support manager at St Thomas the Apostle School in Peckham, South East London.
He has made 10 League Two starts and 10 substitute appearances, enjoying a purple patch of form around Christmas.
He has also scored two FA Cup goals and one in the Check-a-trade Trophy.
Boss Michael Duff said after the Swindon win: “Alex is fit, well his hamstring is, he is just not heart and lungs fit.
“We thought it was an opportunity to show people he’s back again.
“He’s been in and around the group and anyone that knows Alex, he’s been great because he’s a nutcase, a lunatic and he’s happy all the time.
“He does my head in sometimes because he is too happy all the time!
“He’s been great and I’ve have liked him to maybe get on and nick a goal or something, but everyone knows what Alex is.”