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Alfie May: The man who’s taking Cheltenham Town’s Jonny-Rocks Stadium by storm

Cheltenham Town manager Michael Duff has labelled his new striker Alfie May as a man with an “eye for a goal” and a player “with a lot of quality” after the 26-year-old left Doncaster Rovers to join Cheltenham Town on a two and a half year deal last month.

May has made a scintillating start to his career at The Robins, netting his fourth goal in five appearances to secure a third successive home win for Michael Duff’s side and was named Man of the Match for Saturday’s performance against Morecambe.

The striker has been a hit with Cheltenham supporters who took to Twitter to commend the Southerner labeling him as ‘something else’ and a ‘fantastic finisher’.

Following the game, May cited the importance of the victory, feeling like they can prove pivotal as Cheltenham seek to secure a play off place in the race for promotion.

“It’s an important three points to back it up against Bradford as well which was a good point away on Tuesday night and we said it was important to get the three points today.

‘Morecambe threw it at the end, the wind played a big part today but I thought lads defended superb and like I say three points is massive.”

Born in Gravesend, Kent, May began his career at Billericay Town, he has featured for a host of clubs in his career to date including Corinthian, Farnborough and Hythe Town and joined Cheltenham last month after a difficult spell at Doncaster Rovers, scoring just 10 goals in 92 appearances.

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After a blistering start at his new club, May has described his joy in settling so quickly at Michael Duff’s side, crediting the ethos at the club.

“I’m buzzing, it couldn’t have started any better and I’m absolutely delighted.

“We create so many chances so I know that if I get a chance and you miss it that you’re going to get a few more so there’s a great team spirit.”

The victory against Morecambe also marked stiker Luke Varney’s first start for the club since November 16, and May has praised the experience striker’s quality, hoping he can form a potent and prolific partnership with him.

“He’s a good character and he’s a class player. I can learn a lot from him, I’m still young and I can obviously still learn an awful lot from him and he’s a good lad, very good lad.”

Cheltenham are next in action on Saturday as they travel to Scunthorpe to continue their promotion chase.

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