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Cheltenham Town video: Comforts of home inspire Zebroski

By Gloucestershire Echo  |  Posted: September 25, 2012

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CHRIS Zebroski believes he has finally found a club he can call home after a nomadic start to his career.

Cheltenham Town's summer signing from Bristol Rovers has played for seven different clubs since being released from Swindon Town in 2005.

He has spent time on the books of Plymouth Argyle, Millwall and Torquay United along with a loan spell at Oxford United.

A long-time admirer of his attacking threat, Robins boss Mark Yates handed him a two-year deal to bring him up the M5 from the Memorial Stadium.

With his 26th birthday approaching next month, Wiltshire-based Zebroski left Rovers for an undisclosed fee to join Cheltenham with the intention of sticking around.

"That is why I came to Cheltenham," Zebroski said.

"It is close to home and a good club with a lot of ambition.

"I feel I can really kick on with my career here."

Zebroski has started the last two matches in a left wing role, with last season's joint top League scorer Kaid Mohamed on the bench.

He missed the home defeat by Southend United with illness, but he said he was pleased to be thrown back in for the home victory over Oxford and Saturday's battling 0-0 draw at York City.

He now wants to add to the goal he scored at Torquay in Cheltenham's first away trip of the campaign, when he rescued a point.

"The gaffer has kept his faith in me, throwing me straight back in after I was ill and I'd like to think I've rewarded him with three points against Oxford and a point at York," he said.

"I want to stay in the team and get on the scoresheet against Morecambe on Friday and another three points.

"I am still getting used to the system, trying to make it a midfield five when we don't have the ball, but trying to help Shaun Harrad up front when we have it and making it a front two."

Zebroski was one of the new players who had to sing a song at the team hotel on Friday night as part of his initiation into the squad.

After picking 'You've Lost That Loving Feeling' by the Righteous Brothers, he said the squad's first overnight trip of the season was the perfect chance to forge stronger bonds.

"It was our first overnighter and it was good for team bonding, with all the new lads singing songs," he said.

"When I was at Torquay we had a lot of overnighters due to geography, but we will not have so many at Cheltenham.

"Singing is part and parcel of signing for a new club."

■ Former Cheltenham Town manager John Ward has been sacked by League One club Colchester United after two years in charge. The U's have yet to win in nine league and cup games this season and currently lie 22nd in the table.

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