James Rowe: Cheltenham Town sign ex-Tranmere midfielder

James Rowe
James Rowe spent time at Southampton's academy before joining Reading.

Midfielder James Rowe has signed a one-year deal with National League side Cheltenham Town, becoming the 15th player to join the Robins this summer.

Rowe had been without a club since his exit from Tranmere, and has been training with Gary Johnson's side.

He has struggled with a thigh injury in pre-season but hopes to be fit for the season's opener at Lincoln on Saturday.

The 23-year-old began his career at Reading before moving to Forest Green in 2011 and Tranmere two years later.

"I'm very happy to get it done, I've been here through pre-season so yes, good to get it done," Rowe told BBC Gloucestershire.

"The team we have here could compete in League Two so let's hope we are at the top of the National League. You have to mix it up in this league, we have the right balance, which will help us."

Cheltenham, who begin the new season with a trip to Lincoln City on Saturday, have allowed midfielder Adam Page to join Hereford FC on loan until 2 January.