Cheltenham Town’s plans for next season have been boosted by Ryan Broom, who penned a new two-year deal with the club yesterday, as revealed by ctfc.co.uk.
The former Bristol Rovers man has been in excellent form for the Robins this season as they aspired to mid-table mediocrity in League Two. Having sacked Gary Johnson earlier in the season, Michael Duff is slowly building a decent side at Whaddon Road and Broom was an essential part of that.
Broom, who joined last summer and made 48 appearances for Duffs’ side, settled nicely into an attacking wing back position and chipped in with both goals and assists. His lively, pacy displays caught the eye of rival supporters and securing him on a long deal is a positive move by the Robins.
“I’m glad to get things sorted and I’m looking forward to coming back next season and having a good start with the team,” Broom told the club’s site.
“If you look at the form table after Christmas we were in the top eight I believe – that’s definitely a confidence thing we can take into next season if we can build from that.”
Cheltenham’s preparations for next season have begun in earnest, with Charlie Raglan signing a permanent deal as well as Scott Flinders, Alex Addai, Rhys Lovett, Chris Clements and Luke Varney all committing their future to the club.
Could they be a dark horse next season? Varney is always worth a few goals and Broom has the potential to develop into a quality player too.
He impressed me on the occasions I saw him play with his direct running and endeavour and as he matures he’s only going to get better.
Keep an eye on Michael Duff’s side next season.