Luke Varney has signed for Cheltenham Town, as confirmed by their official club website.

The 36-year-old forward has been looking for a club since being released by Burton Albion at the end of last season. He has now linked up with Cheltenham boss, Michael Duff, and has become his first signing for the League Two side.

Luke Varney is an experienced striker who will offer Cheltenham another option going forward. He will be hoping to score the goals to help them climb up the table this season.

Varney started his career in non-league and worked his way up to the Premier League in an impressive rise. He started out with Leicestershire based side Quorn before going onto have spells in the Football League with Crewe Alexandra, Charlton Athletic, Derby County and Sheffield Wednesday.

He then joined Blackpool on loan for the 2010/11 season and scored 5 goals for them in the Premier League but could not prevent them from relegation. Varney then moved to Portsmouth in the Championship for a season before going onto have spells at Leeds United, Blackburn Rovers and Ipswich Town.

Varney then left Ipswich in January 2017 to join Burton Albion. He played 36 games altogether for the Brewers in the Championship but left them this summer after their relegation to League One.

He has played 431 games in his career and has managed 84 goals. Cheltenham Town is Varney’s next challenge and he will be looking forward to getting back out there.


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