Walsh focused on month-long stint

11 January 2011 06:00
Phil Walsh is focused purely on helping Cheltenham`s play-off ambitions over the next month having signed for the League Two club on loan - but is keeping an open mind about what the future may hold. The Dagenham striker arrived at Whaddon Road last Thursday and made his debut as a 77th-minute substitute in Saturday`s 1-1 draw at Northampton. Walsh`s opportunities have all been as a substitute for the Daggers since signing for the club 12 months ago, coming off the bench 14 times, while he enjoyed a two-month loan spell with Barnet earlier this season. The 26-year-old appreciates he is very much on Dagenham`s books but also acknowledges the chance given to him by Robins boss Mark Yates and is enjoying being back in the location where he grew up as a boy, and where his parents still live. Asked whether he is looking longer than a month, Walsh told Press Association Sport: "That`s not up to me to decide, I`m just going to concentrate on this month that I`ve got and hopefully do the best I can and we`ll see what happens at the end of that. "You never say never, I love it down here in Bristol and the surrounding areas. At the same time I`m contracted to Dagenham & Redbridge so I`m still their player. I`m just going to do my best this month, that`s all I can think about. I can`t think any further but I`d be very open to it."

Source: PA