Artus set for Robins loan
Martin Allen has revealed that he has reached an agreement to sign Bristol City's Frankie Artus on loan.
By Richard Bailey
Last Updated: 23/03/09 3:11pm
Cheltenham Town manager Martin Allen has revealed that he has reached an agreement to sign Frankie Artus on a month-long loan from Bristol City.
The midfielder should go straight into the team for Tuesday's clash with Oldham, with up to four players in danger of missing the game through injury after picking up knocks against Huddersfield on Saturday.
Lee Ridley, Shane Duff, John Finnigan and David Bird all picked up problems against the Terriers, with Allen also sweating on the fitness of defender Alan Wright and striker Paul Connor who missed Saturday's match altogether.
The former Leicester boss has drafted in 15-year-old midfielder Jamie Edge to face the Latics as he looks to strengthen his depleted squad.
"Gary Johnson has done us a favour to let us have Frankie Artus because we are hardly paying anything for him," he told the club's official website.
"He is a good passer of the ball, I saw him play when he was on loan at Brentford and he impressed me then.
"I've kept an eye on him since then and managed to sort out the loan on Sunday.
"He's not played many first team games anywhere but he's a good lad and has plenty about him and we'll see if he can do the sort of job Ian Westlake did for us."