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Cheltenham Town’s George Lloyd reflects on his ‘frustrating’ season so far

Cheltenham Town striker George Lloyd admits he has got ‘mixed feelings’ on his start to the 2020/21 League Two season in the first team set-up.

The 20-year-old suffered a concussion in the Robins’ 1-0 win to Scunthorpe on October 20, resulting in a two week lay-off to halt his run in the starting XI.

Lloyd has played 14 games in all competitions so far this campaign, scoring three goals, as he continues his step-up into Michael Duff’s squad from the academy.

“It’s been good to play games,” said Lloyd. “But as I got concussed for two weeks and had to follow protocol, now I’m just waiting for a chance again.

“Everyone is doing well so far, our strikers are playing well, so I’ve just got to wait my time to get back into the team, they’re doing well to keep their place.

“It’s frustrating but also at the same time it’s good, the team have been doing well by winning games and that’s the most important thing, so personally it’s frustrating but the main thing is that we’re winning and that’s what’s been happening so it’s mixed feelings really.”

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Gloucester-born striker Lloyd is now in his third year of his professional contract with Cheltenham. Featuring heavily for Duff already this campaign, he is almost certain to surpass the 18 appearances he accumulated in the whole of last season, as he gears up to finally play in front of fans again when the Robins host Exeter City on Saturday .

Having made the transition up from the academy, Lloyd hopes that he can string a number of appearances together to help with his development as a young player.

“I’ve currently been in the squad for the past six league games in a row, so I want to try and beat that and go through seven league games on the trot,” Lloyd continues.

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“I think that’s what I need now. I need every game that I can get so I that I know, from each one, I’ve learnt something, so I need to try and get back in the team and stay in there as long as possible.”

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