Stevenage, Stevenage to throw League One lifeline to 24-year-old

Stevenage to throw League One lifeline to 24-year-old

Stevenage are close to completing the signing of defender Lewis Freestone from Cheltenham Town, as detailed in a report by GloucestershireLive.

Stevenage are looking to get a deal over the line for the centre-back as they prepare for another year in League One. They finished in 9th position last season and were five points off the play-offs in the end.

Stevenage, Stevenage to throw League One lifeline to 24-year-old
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Freestone, 24, was part of the Cheltenham Town side who were relegated from League Two. They finished in the bottom four along with Carlisle United, Port Vale and Fleetwood Town and are now poised to lose one of their key players this summer which will be a blow.

As per GloucestershireLive, Boro are edging towards an agreement as they hunt for some new faces over the course of the next couple of months. They have appointed Alex Revell as their new permanent manager after Steve Evans left them to return to Rotherham United.

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Stevenage, Stevenage to throw League One lifeline to 24-year-old

Who is this?

Stevenage close in on Cheltenham Town defender

Freestone would be a shrewd signing for Stevenage and would bolster their defensive department.

He is a decent age, has potential to get better in the future and has experience of playing in the third tier.

Stevenage, Stevenage to throw League One lifeline to 24-year-old
Image courtesy of: ANDREW COULDRIDGE/REUTERS.

The centre-back started his career at Peterborough United and rose up through the academy ranks at London Road before going on to make eight appearances for the Posh as a teenager.

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He was loaned out as a youngster to non-league clubs such as Cambridge City, St Alban’s City, Guiseley, Nuneaton Borough and Bedford Town to get some experience under his belt.

Freestone was then snapped up by Brighton and Hove Albion in 2019 and linked up with their Under-23’s side. However, he only stayed for 12 months with the Premier League outfit.

Cheltenham Town signed him after he left the AMEX Stadium and he has since enjoyed his time in Gloucestershire.

He has played 129 appearances for the Robins in all competitions, 36 of which came last term, chipping in with a single goal.

What next?

Freestone remains under contract at the Completely-Suzuki Stadium but it appears likely that he will be moving on if Stevenage can get their man.

He will feel that he has done enough to stay in the third tier and would boost Boro’s squad.

Stevenage published their retained list in early May and confirmed that Theo Alexandrou and Harry Anderson have been released. Loan players like Nesta Guinness-Walker, Finley Burns, Craig MacGillivray and Vadaine Oliver also all went back to their parent clubs.

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