Artus raring to go

08 July 2010 12:33
New Cheltenham midfielder Frankie Artus is eager to show what he can do after his injury affected loan spell at the club last season. The 21-year-old, who penned a one-year deal with Town following his release by Bristol City who he joined at the age of seven but failed to make a first-team appearance, has spent two previous loan periods at Whaddon Road. The first of these during the 2008/09 season went well as Artus netted three goals in nine appearances including a left-footed strike against Walsall which was voted Goal of the Season by fans, however his second spell in the early part last season was disrupted by an ankle injury. "I couldn't have asked for a better start at Cheltenham, but when I came here last season I struggled and I was playing with an injury," Artus told the Gloucestershire Echo. "I tried to keep playing, but I couldn't get away with it any more and the ankle couldn't handle it. Hopefully this season I can be injury free, get as many games under my belt as possible and see what we can do. "I am disappointed with the way things went back at Bristol because I didn't get a chance. It wasn't to be and I had to go elsewhere to play first-team football week-in week-out and hopefully I can do that here."

Source: PA