Hull City

Sheaf & Greaves To Remain At Cheltenham

08 January 2020
Hull City can now confirm that Max Sheaf and Jacob Greaves’ loan deals at Cheltenham Town have been extended until the end of the season.

The duo have excelled under the tutelage of Robins boss Michael Duff in the first half of the campaign since arriving at The Jonny-Rocks Stadium back in August.

19-year-old Greaves has shone in what has been his first taste of senior football, racking up an impressive tally of 29 appearances in all competitions. His contribution on the pitch saw him claim September’s EFL Young Player of the Month award, while also being named Cheltenham’s Player of the Month for December.

Speaking after seeing his loan deal extended for the remainder of the campaign, Greaves said: “I have thoroughly enjoyed my first six months at Cheltenham. I was delighted when I got the opportunity to extend my loan. I’m hoping to kick on and help the team get promotion. The fans, staff and players have all been brilliant with me and I’m just looking forward to the rest of the season now.”

Sheaf, meanwhile, has featured 14 times for League Two side in all competitions after missing almost three months of action due to injury. He returned to score the first senior goal of his career against Newport County in the Leasing.com Trophy in November, before opening his league account in the Robins’ 3-0 home win against Oldham Athletic last weekend.

The 19-year-old midfielder was more than happy to extend his stay with the Gloucestershire side, saying: “I’m glad to be spending the second half of the season at Cheltenham. I want to help the team and the club push on. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time so far with everyone supporting me – players, staff and supporters.”

Cheltenham are currently fifth in the League Two table having won ten, drawn eleven and lost just four of their 25 league games so far this season. Duff’s side also boasts the joint-best defensive record in the fourth tier of English football having conceded just 20 goals.

Academy product Greaves signed a three-year contract extension with the Tigers prior to making his initial loan switch in August last year, while Sheaf is contracted to the Club until the summer of 2021 having penned a two-and-a-half-year deal at the KCOM Stadium in December 2018.

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