Transfer target Armstrong to sign for Cheltenham

Last updated : 13 July 2005 By Rob Davies
Armstrong had been training with Notts during the past couple of weeks, but was demanding more money than the club believed he was worth.

Greedy sod!
And despite a club statement yesterday insisting the move for the former Forest man - who impressed in last week's 2-0 friendly win over Hucknall - was still on, the left-sided utility man has instead opted to become the Robins' first signing of the summer.

The experienced Nottingham-born player, who has also had spells at Sheffield Wednesday and Bradford City, is expected to pass a medical that will complete his move to Whaddon Road today.

"I'm really pleased to have reached this agreement with Craig," Cheltenham manager John Ward told the club's official website.

"He's a player with a number of strings to his bow and he will give us a nice balance to the team. He's a left-sided player who can play in midfield or at left-back."

County boss Gudjon Thordarson was understandably disappointed at the 30-year-old's decision, but refused to get too down-hearted.

"I am disappointed things didn't work out," Thordarson told the Magpies' official site.

"He is a good player and we didn't agree terms first time around. Although we looked into it yesterday, it won't happen now and I wish him well.

"I have a few other targets in mind so I am not going to worry about it," added the Iceman.

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