Sercombe and Long from Cheltenham sign with Forest Green

Forest Green Rovers are strengthening their squad with the addition of experienced Cheltenham Town duo Liam Sercombe and Sean Long. The pair, who have rejected new contract offers at Cheltenham Town, will become free agents and bring a wealth of experience to the team.

Sercombe, a midfielder who has played 579 times in the English Football League for teams like Exeter City, Oxford United, and Bristol Rovers, scored 11 goals last season as Cheltenham were relegated from League One. Sean Long, a defender who captained Cheltenham Town last season, has made over 200 EFL appearances for the club.

Forest Green Rovers have been looking to strengthen their squad since being relegated to the National League. Sercombe and Long are expected to play key roles in building a strong team that can work towards promotion back to the Football League. The players bring a combination of skill, experience, and leadership that will be valuable assets to the team as they strive towards their goals.

Sercombe expressed his excitement about joining Forest Green Rovers saying “I had a really good four years at Cheltenham, but I feel like it’s time for me to find a new challenge. I’m excited about this opportunity at Forest Green with Steve Cotterill in control and his career he’s had I feel this is perfect fit for me. My goal is to get back into the Football League and I think with this team we can achieve that.” With Cotterill’s ambition and Sercombe’s hunger for success it looks like a promising future for both him and the club.

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