Dan Crowley says he’s “completely buzzing” to be again in motion with new employers Cheltenham Town after beginning the season and not using a membership. The former Arsenal prospect performed 90 minutes as the Robins drew 2-2 with Exeter City at residence in the Papa John’s Trophy group stage earlier than dropping 3-2 on penalties. Crowley, who has signed a deal till January, impressed on his debut with some skilful dribbles, which delighted the sparse Jonny-Rocks Stadium crowd of 987. “I could not wait to get it carried out after being right here in pre-season and it not fairly taking place,” Crowley stated. “I received a name from my agent final week saying Cheltenham have been once more and all of it occurred fairly quick, however I’m delighted to be right here.” Crowley lately spent every week at Championship membership Swansea City, however he was not supplied a contract and was compelled to transfer on. “That’s the approach football is and now I’m right here,” he stated. “It’s been robust, however I need to thank God for getting me right here as a result of he has been with me all the approach and he’s introduced me to Cheltenham, so I’m delighted. “Stuff occurs in football and it doesn’t go simple, however I simply have to maintain my religion and maintain trusting him.” Crowley revelled in making his return to motion, having already shone in the second half of Cheltenham’s 8-1 pre-season pleasant victory at 10-man Hereford in July. “I cherished it tonight,” he stated. “It’s a fantastic set of lads and workers, with everybody believing in what we’re doing right here and working actually arduous for one another. “For the first 20 minutes we have been a bit of bit sloppy, however as soon as we received going and began enjoying, we did nicely. “Plenty of us haven’t performed collectively earlier than so it was robust, however as soon as we received used to one another, I assumed we began to do nicely.” Manager Michael Duff stated Crowley has the skill to “beat somebody in a phone field” after his signing was introduced on Saturday.
“It was a pleasant factor to hear from the gaffer; a pleasant praise,” Crowley stated. He was on the books of Aston Villa and Arsenal earlier than a spell in the Netherlands, returning to England with Birmingham City, who launched him at the finish of final season after a mortgage spell at Hull City. “My profession has been a bit loopy to be trustworthy,” he stated. “I didn’t play loads final season and that was robust, however football isn’t easy crusing and you’ve to maintain believing in your self.” Crowley loves being in possession of the ball and taking gamers on, creating possibilities for his workforce mates and chipping in with targets, though he admits his strike price wants to enhance. “I’m an attacking, assured participant who desires to get on the ball and play,” he stated. “I’m right here till January, but when I do nicely right here in these first few months, who is aware of what may occur? “I cherished enjoying in entrance of a crowd once more as a result of final season was boring and lifeless actually with out them. “I like to feed off the fans and get them on their ft, that is what I get pleasure from doing and why I play football.”