Addai keen to keep up progress after signing
ALEX Addai is delighted to have signed a new contract with Cheltenham Town which sees him stay at the club for the 2019/20 season.
The forward has enjoyed a progressive first season with the Robins, with many up and downs, sustaining a hamstring injury just as he began to enjoy his best run in the team.
Addai is back to fitness now and is thoroughly enjoying his time with the club.
He said: “Some days I think it’s still a dream, I can’t believe I’m here, it wasn’t long ago I was in the classroom.”
Having secured a new deal, Addai spoke of the challenges he’s faced in his first season in professional football after giving up a job as behaviour support manager at St Thomas the Apostle in Peckham.
“Its been very up and down to say the least, I’ve done a lot of learning off the pitch. I’ve learned a lot about myself, I wouldn’t change it for anything,” he said.
“I had a tough spell; the medical staff have been really supportive. They’ve helped me emotionally, mentally and physically. It’s been a long time, when I got injured, I thought I was just getting a run into the team.
“Then it was unfortunate to get the injury but that’s part and parcel of football.”
Having recovered from his injury Addai came off the bench against Swindon, and was delighted by the reception he got, and to have secured a new deal with the club.
He said: “I was buzzing, delighted with the reception I got as well, I was delighted to be back out on the pitch. It’s been around three months since I’ve been on a pitch, so all the hard work off the pitch has paid off, I can finally get back on the pitch it’s all good.
“I’m buzzing with how the team has been performing recently. They’ve come a long way. Progression has become an obsession, everyone has been bang on it. it’s really good to see, they were pushing me without them knowing it.
“Getting another contract was the goal I set myself so to get that, I’m delighted with it.”
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