Suara.com – Elkan Baggott officially changed clubs in the middle of the 2022-2023 season. He left Gillingham FC to “grade up” to a third division club in the Premier League (League One), Cheltenham Town. Here’s his new club profile.
The 20-year-old defender is on loan at Cheltenham Town from his owner’s club, Ipswich Town until the end of the 2022-2023 League One season. The club nicknamed The Robins announced the arrival of Baggott on Friday (20/1/2023) in the morning WIB.
Elkan Baggott arrives at his new team on a fine note at Gillingham, where he has been loaned out by Ipswich Town for the first half of the 2022-2023 season.
The main defender of the Indonesian national team coach, Shin Tae-yong, has made 29 appearances for Gillingham FC with a collection of three goals. In detail, two goals in League Two and one goal in the FA Cup.
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“I am happy to be here. I am ready to sail day after day and will do my best to ensure that we stay in this league,” Elkan said as quoted from the official website of his new club, Friday (20/1/2023).
Whaddon Road Stadium, home of Elkan Baggott’s new club, Cheltenham Town. (Cheltenham Town official website)
“I want to help the team. Of course I need to work hard in defence. However, I also want to score goals,” he added.
On the other hand, Cheltenham Town considers the 20-year-old player to be a future centre-back. Baggott is considered to be even brighter in the future, including for the Indonesian National Team.
They also hope that Elkan, who is the first Indonesian player to play in the English Football League (EFL), can make a positive contribution until the end of the season.
History of Cheltenham Town
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According to its official website, Cheltenham Town is estimated to have been founded in 1892. However, recent evidence shows that this club appeared five years earlier when the founder, Albert Close White, returned to his hometown of Cheltenham after studying in London.
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