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Ryan Broom wins Papa Johns Trophy Player of the Round

13 December 2022

Cheltenham Town midfielder Ryan Broom has been awarded the Papa Johns Trophy Player of the Round for the Round of 32.

The 26-year-old netted the equaliser for the Robins in a 1-1 draw with Forest Green Rovers, before slotting away his penalty kick in the shoot-out which Cheltenham would go on to win 4-3 to progress in the competition.

After falling behind in the first period, Broom struck back for Cheltenham in the second half, glancing beyond keeper Lewis Thomas.

And he showed composure from the spot, scoring the decisive penalty, blasted into the top left-hand corner to seal the Robins' place in the Round of 16.

"The goal was special; it was my first professional headed goal and hopefully I can start getting a couple more," Broom explained. "We won the game, and it was a great occasion for the fans and the team. Together we made it a great night.

"I’m grateful to all the Cheltenham fans who voted for me. I’m buzzing to get the award. I didn’t expect anything from it."

This evening, the Robins take on Chelsea Under-21s in the Papa Johns Trophy when the young Blues visit the Completely-Suzuki Stadium.

Cheltenham placed second in Southern Group C to progress to the knockout rounds and Broom is hoping that the Robins can kick on.

"The award is great, and now I want to build on from it," Broom continued. "It’s been a great month for us and for me personally, but I couldn’t have done it without my teammates. We’ve picked up some great results , and this award shows how well we have been performing as a team."

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