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Gary Johnson: Rob Dickie signing makes Cheltenham Town “complete”

CHELTENHAM TOWN boss Gary Johnson reckons the re-signing of defender Rob Dickie on loan makes his squad “complete”.

Dickie, 20, played 22 times for the Robins earlier this season after initially joining on a month’s loan from Reading in August.

He became a key part of Johnson’s side and even scored a remarkable hat-trick against Chelmsford City in the FA Trophy.

The former England U18 and U19 international is now back at Whaddon Road for the end of season run-in having returned from an ankle injury.

He has made two appearances for Reading’s U21 side and is back to full fitness, leaving Johnson delighted with the addition.

The boss told the club’s website: “It’s nice to have him as we haven’t really got cover at centre-back and we know he can play right-back as well.

“A defender is the one thing that we needed so it makes us complete unless Roy of the Rovers becomes available! This is the group I’d love to win the league with.

“We kept in touch after he went back to Reading and he had bought into what we were doing here. It would be great for his CV to have a promotion on it.”

Dickie added: “I’m very excited to be back and to try and get maximum points from the remaining games. I’ve done my rehab and I’m feeling 100 per cent.

“I’ve been to a lot of the games since I left but I can’t wait to get back on the pitch. I know the boys have had a little bit of a dip but we’re still top and that’s what counts.”

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