League Two on a par with Scottish Premier League claims 25-y/o Cheltenham striker

Cheltenham Town striker Rakish Bingham has declared he wants to remain at Whaddon Road beyond the duration of his current short-term deal.

The 25-year-old joined the Robins in January after being released by Hamilton Academical and impressed this weekend after coming off the bench against Exeter City.

The former Mansfield striker has not yet found the back of the net for his current club, but he’s revealed stability is one of the motivating factors behind his desire for a new deal.

“I’d like to stay here and every player wants to be sorted and know where they are going to be,” Bingham told Gloucestershire Live.

“I will try to do the business on the pitch and catch the manager’s eye. Then we will see what the future holds, but who knows? We’ve come on as a team and grown further as a group so it’s been refreshing to see.”

Bingham, who bagged ten SPFL goals for Hamilton in 64 appearances, but opted to try his luck south of the border in League Two, a level he feels is comparable with the Scottish top flight.

“It’s nice to be down south, closer to home and back on English soil,” he said. “I’d say the standard in League Two is similar to the level I was playing at in Scotland, it’s physical up there like it is in League Two.”

“I am loving it at Cheltenham and obviously I want to play, but I’ve had to bide my time because the strikers ahead of me have been doing so well.”

Bingham has played eight times this season for Michael Duff’s side, starting on three occasions.

Our View

We’re not sure what the bigger headline is here, him wanting to remain wit Cheltenham or claiming the SPFL is on a par with League Two.

The Scottish top flight isn’t especially competitive outside of the top two, but to compare Cheltenham and Kilmarnock might be stretching it a little.

If Bingham wants to remain in League Two, he might fancy bagging a goal or two soon.


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