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Ben Burgess

Experienced striker joins Mark Yates’ promotion chasing Robins until the end of the season

Notts County’s powerful striker Ben Burgess has joined Cheltenham Town on loan.

Ben, 30, has signed a deal which will see him through until the end of the season and this can also be stretched into the playoffs if necessary.

Ben joined Notts County on a two-year deal in July 2010 from Blackpool. The imposing forward played a big part in the Tangerines’ monumental promotion to the Premier League, ending up as their third top-scorer with six goals in 22 starts.

He also played a part in all three Play-Off matches that secured their top-flight status, including the 4-3 Semi-Final win over Nottingham Forest.

He started his career with Blackburn Rovers but he linked up with Brentford, Stockport and Oldham before settling into life with Hull City. The 6’ 4” striker actually partnered current top goalscorer Darryl Duffy up front whilst with Hull and will no doubt be relishing a spot up front with the Scot.

The powerful striker has made 31 appearances for County so far this season and has hit the back of the net on four occasions. His strength and aerial presence are just two attributes that Mark Yates believes will help him succeed here at Cheltenham Town.

“I’m delighted to have brought Ben to Cheltenham Town,” said Mark. He is a different option for us as a big target man but he is good with his feet too. He will only add to what we already have here. We didn’t think it was going to happen but we have remained patient and we’ve got our man.”

Ben has been given squad number 29 and made his debut for Cheltenham against Oxford United on 24th March.