Date: 13th May 2014 at 8:43pm
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Welsh U21 international goalkeeper Connor Roberts has today been released by Cheltenham Town.

The player met with manager Mark Yates earlier today and the decision was taken to not offer him a new deal to extend his stay here at Whaddon Road, and the manager told the Official Site.

‘Connor is a good goalkeeper but I felt it was the right decision. He’s a good professional and his achievements with the Wales U21 squad have been good for his career but I spoke with Connor earlier and I want to thank him for his efforts during his time with the club. We all wish him the very best for the next step in his career.’

Since joining us on a free from Everton following his release back in 2012, Roberts has made only one first team appearance for us, and that came on the final day of 2013-14 when we lost 3-2 to Dagenham and Redbridge.

His release completes our released list for this summer and he joins Sido Jambati, Sam Deering, Ed Williams, Ashley Vincent and Jamie Cureton in departing ahead of the new season.

Roberts has since been in the press himself following his release and obviously his aim was to be a No1 but that wasn’t a deal Yates was prepared to make, so the decision basically hinged on him staying but not getting regular football, or leaving with the well wishes to try and find a team where he can quickly establish himself as a No 1 and kick on and that’s the direction the conversation obviously went in.