Gloucester City is pleased to welcome Wales Under-21 international Elliott Chamberlain to the club.\r\n\r\nThe 22-year-old, who can play wide right or left and as a striker was released by Exeter City at the back end of last season after two years with the Grecians.\r\n\r\nHe started his career at Leicester City and enjoyed loan spells at Stockport County and AFC Telford United.\r\n\r\nChamberlain comes to the club highly tipped and is looking forward to the challenge ahead and scoring goals as soon as possible.\r\n\r\n“I’m looking forward to a successful start to the season, ideally I’d love to score as early as possible to build some momentum and help the team,” said Bermudan-born Chamberlain.\r\n\r\n“I hope it goes successfully, I know the lads ended last season very well so we’d like to continue that winning mentality.\r\n\r\n“When I met and spoke to Tim Harris he set everything up clearly, what we wanted to do, how we wanted to play and where we wanted to go and it was all positive.\r\n\r\n“He told me about the training facilities we have at Gloucester, the prospect of a new stadium and really impressed me.\r\n\r\n“I spoke a lot with Jake Gosling, who spent a time on loan here, and he told me nothing but good things about the club, from the staff, to the lads, to the supporters and how much he enjoyed it; so it’s exciting to be a part of.”\r\n\r\nCity manager Tim Harris is excited to have Chamberlain a part of the Tigers set-up.\r\n\r\n”I have known Elliott’s agent Dan Wood for quite some time and it was a pleasure and very refreshing to speak to a young man who had a desire to play football,” explained Harris.\r\n\r\n“It’s quite normal these days that young players who get released from professional clubs chase the dream go on trial here there and everywhere.”\r\n\r\n“The Conference Premier, North and South is far better standard than it’s credited with and that’s why you see so many talented players going or going back into league football when they have progressed their game.\r\n\r\n“With Elliott having signed a three year contract at Leicester and a two year deal with Exeter apart from his loan spells he hasn’t had a great opportunity to ply his talent consistently.\r\n\r\n“Just like Jake Gosling and Joe Hanks in the past, we can provide this opportunity and he will know at least one of his new team mates as he played on loan for Bath City alongside Charlie Griffin and scored a few goals.”

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