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Watkins Set For Loan Move

Cheltenham Town boss Mark Yates is eager to send youngster Marley Watkins out on loan to further his development.

The 19 year old came through the Club’s Apprenticeship programme and became their youngster ever player when making his debut in 2008. He has since made 25 appearances for Town but 17 of those have come from the substitutes bench.

Watkins has been an unused sub in each of the Robins’ four league games so far this season and their Carling Cup exit.

“Marley needs a month, [maybe] two months of football with somebody and we’re trying to sort that out,” said Yates.

“It would do him the world of good, we have got to sacrifice Marley being sat on my bench and get him some games. Only then after a run of 10 to 12 games will we see a massive benefit.”

“I want my young players playing at the best standard possible”

“We have good potential here, but a few lads are not getting in so the message is for them to keep working hard and we will be sending people out to watch them.”

Elsewhere, Robins stiker Jake Lee has joined Zamaretto League Premier Division Club Cirencester Town on a month’s loan.

Lee joins fellow Robins first-year professional Josh Emery at the Corinium Stadium.

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