Gloucester City’s newest signing Danny Andrew is ready to take his chance and help his club and his career.\r\n\r\nDanny, 22, signed for City after being released by Cheltenham Town and although he is facing a change from full-time pro to part-time player he is determined to work hard, prove himself and help his new team.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nHe said: “It is all down to me now. I have to keep getting better and doing well. The break we’ve had in the past month hasn’t helped any of us but we’ve got every Saturday and Tuesday to play from now on.\r\n\r\n“I want to play at as high a level as I can and now I have to show that.”\r\n\r\nAfter spending months on the fringes of the Cheltenham squad Danny said he is grateful to Gloucester City and manager Dave Mehew for giving him the chance of a place in the starting line up again.\r\n\r\nHe said: “Gloucester are a great club and I’m thankful that I’m here because I haven’t played much first team football in the past year and the Gaffer has taken a chance on me. To get that chance and to get my love for the game back, I’m thankful for that.\r\n\r\n“As a footballer all you want to do is play and when that is taken away from you it kills you. People say it’s the best job in the world, it is when you are playing but when you are sat there, not playing and watching it is the worst.\r\n\r\n“There is a lot of money in the higher leagues but at this level it is all about playing. Every game I was sat in the stands at Cheltenham I was kicking the ball, it is frustrating when you just want to be out there.”\r\n\r\nAnd although he is no longer a Cheltenham Town player Danny revealed he is still training with his former club in a bid to keep match sharp.\r\n\r\n“I’m 22, I need to keep fit,” he said. “I’m still training with Cheltenham a few days a week, they’ve been really good to me. I go in on Mondays and Fridays to keep myself going. I don’t want to let myself go, I go to the gym a lot too – I couldn’t just sit around doing nothing.”\r\n\r\nDanny should have made his full City debut against Boston in January, only for the game to be called off. As a Lincolnshire lad, who was born in Boston, the trip to York Street is one which Danny is looking forward to.\r\n\r\nHe said: “My family live 15 miles from the ground and I had everyone coming to watch, then on the Friday night it started snowing and the game was off.\r\n\r\n“My dad grew up watching Boston, so for me to play against them will be pretty big for him.”\r\n\r\nMeanwhile Danny himself is looking forward to one of City’s slightly more local ties which reunites him with a former teammate.\r\n\r\nHe said: “I know a few of the lads at Solihull, I know their keeper Jaz Singh from when we were at Kidderminster so I’m looking forward to going up against him.”
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