Former Bristol Rovers, Colchester United, AFC Wimbledon and Accrington Stanley midfielder Harry Pell agrees two-year deal at Cheltenham Town

West Ham United's Declan Rice and Cheltenham Town's Harry Pell
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Harry Pell has agreed a two-year deal to rejoin Cheltenham Town, Gloucestershire Live understands.

The 32-year-old has passed a medical and will begin a second spell with the club, having left for Colchester United for £100,000 in the summer of 2018.

He spent three years with the Essex club, followed by two seasons in League One with Accrington Stanley before two seasons back in League Two with AFC Wimbledon.

Pell initially joined Cheltenham from Eastleigh in 2015 and helped the club win the National League title in his first season at Whaddon Road.

He stayed for two full EFL campaigns, despite very nearly leaving for Blackpool just before the start of the 2017/18 season.

Pell scored 22 goals in 136 appearances for Cheltenham, which is the most he has made at any club in his career and he will now have the chance to add to that tally under new boss Michael Flynn.

Defender or midfielder Scot Bennett and goalkeeper Joe Day, who both played under Flynn at Newport County AFC, are also close to completing their moves to Whaddon Road.