Cheltenham turn to former hero for League Two survival hopes

League Two side Cheltenham have re-signed forward Billy Waters on loan from Northampton Town, as reported by their official site.

The striker made the move to the Cobblers at the beginning of the 2017/18 season, but saw his side relegated last time around and has failed to impress Keith Curle at Sixfield.

The 24-year-old is a popular figure with the Robins, scoring 11 goals in the 2015-16 campaign to help then-manager Gary Johnson win the National League title.

He’s only scored twice in 43 outings for the Cobblers and has suffered from being played in a variety of positions. His last goal for Northampton came on November 17th against Exeter, with his last start coming against MK Dons on December 29th

“Billy hasn’t played as much football as he would have liked this season and we understand that,” Curle told Northampton’s official site. “As with any player, he wants to play and this move gives him the opportunity to go and do that. We wish him well.”

Waters was far happier with the move, telling their site: “I can’t wait to get going again. I had a sense of coming home when I drove into Cheltenham this morning.”

“I got a little bit of a buzz back in the stomach. There was other interest but when this one came up I just thought yes that’s the one.”

Cheltenham are 18th in the table, a point and a place below Northampton.

Our View

This could be a good signing for the Robins. They’ve had a rough time of late and are seemingly set for a battle against the drop so any new faces are welcomed.

Waters knows the club and it’s culture and is looking for a fresh start. If he finds form, he’ll be a good signing.

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