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Cheltenham Town FC's head of recruitment to leave

Cheltenham Town Football Club has announced that head of recruitment Russell Milton will be leaving his post on June 21 by agreement after discussions following the end of the 2023/24 season.

The club has thanked Russell for the tremendous contribution he has made to its success over almost 14 years of continued employment in a number of different roles.

After Russ's successful spell as a player with Town during the late 90s and early 2000s, he returned to become a youth team coach back in 2010 before moving up to the head of youth role.

Russ would later join the first team staff as interim manager before becoming Gary Johnson's assistant during our 2015/16 National League title success.

He would remain in that role under both Michael Duff and Wade Elliott in the years to come, having a huge part to play in our League Two title win and subsequent two highest ever finishes in the third tier.

Russ leaves the club as an extremely popular figure whose efforts and commitment to Cheltenham Town cannot be overstated.

Speaking upon his departure, Russell Milton said: "I feel very privileged to have been at the club for so long and held the positions that I have.

"I've made friends with so many great people at the club as well as the fans over the past two decades, whilst as both a player and a coach. I wish them every success going forward."

Chairman David Bloxham added: "I am very sad to see Russ leaving the club. He has made an exceptional contribution over many seasons. He has always worked with a smile on his face and an infectious enthusiasm for the game. We will miss him but hope we shall continue to see him as a frequent visitor."

The club wished Russell and his family all the very best and hope to welcome him back to the Completely-Suzuki Stadium in the years to come.

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