Shaun Harrad hopes Cheltenham move will reignite form

Shaun Harrad

Shaun Harrad is hoping his loan move to Cheltenham can reignite his passion for football after struggling for form.

The 27-year-old has moved to Whaddon Road on a season-long loan from Bury, whom he joined from Northampton, after he failed to settle at Gigg Lane.

"I've been unsettled for the last year or so and I like to stay loyal to one club," he told BBC Gloucestershire.

"I just want to enjoy my football again and get a smile back on my face as that's when I play my best football."

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Harrad started his career at Notts County before joining Burton Albion in 2005, where he scored 69 goals in 229 appearances over a six-year spell.

The Nottingham-born forward scored 22 goals during the Brewers' debut season in the Football League in 2009-10 and believes he can reach figures like that again.

"To be honest, I need to get back to the basics and score the goals I know I can," he added.

"The opportunity came up and I didn't even have to think about it to be honest because the plans at Bury weren't for me to start for the season.

"The gaffer showed a great interest in me and I'm looking forward to the opportunity.

"I've been to Northampton and Bury and they haven't worked out for whatever reason. I need to know I'm going to be here for the season and I'm really looking forward to this opportunity. "