Former Cheltenham Town winger Jamal Lawrence has joined Gloucester City until the end of the season.
The 21-year-old will go into the squad for Saturday’s National League South trip to Hemel Hempstead. Gloucester-born Lawrence was handed a two-and-a-half year professional contract by the Robins in January 2015.
He made one substitute appearance for the first team at AFC Wimbledon before being released by new manager Gary Johnson the following summer. After a break from football, Lawrence appeared against a young Robins side for Tuffley Rovers in July, scoring twice in a 4-2 defeat for the Hellenic League Premier Division side at Seasons before signing for Hungerford Town in August.
Lawrence is a former Gloucester Primary Schools representative player, who appeared for Bishop’s Cleeve during his time in Cheltenham’s academy.
City have also promoted youth team prospect and England Schoolboy international Noah Smerdon to the first team for the remainder of the campaign.