CIRENCESTER TOWN have signed their second Cheltenham Town teenager on loan ahead of the match at unbeaten Salisbury City in the Zamaretto Premier this afternoon.

Jake Lee, an 18-year-old striker who earned his first professional contract at the start of the season, goes straight into the Cirencester squad for the trip to the Raymond McEnhill Stadium.

Cheltenham midfielder Josh Emery has already made one start and one appearance off the bench for Brian Hughes’s side.

Lee, who was born in Cirencester and now lives in Ashton Keynes, has every chance of being involved as Town striker Carl Brown has to sit out the game because of a one-match suspension.

Hughes has taken up Cheltenham’s offer to give Lee some game time as another of his strikers, Marcus Palmer, is scheduled to miss three games from next weekend thanks to his sending off at Halesowen Town.

Lee’s opportunities at Cheltenham have been limited because of the fine form of Ashley Thomas, who has scored five goals already this season and also that of Coventry City loanee Shaun Jeffers, who came on as a second-half substitute in the 2-0 victory of England U19s over Slovakia this week.

“The form of the other strikers at Cheltenham has been unlucky for me but great for the team,” said Lee.

“Hopefully, I can get some goals, help Ciren, and be in a better position to get in the Cheltenham side when I go back in a month.

“I will continue to train full time with the Cheltenham squad and join the Ciren lads on Tuesday and Thursday nights.

“Salisbury are near the top of the league and flying at the moment so I am really looking forward to it.”

Lee, a former Deer Park School pupil who was a prolific scorer for his local team Beeches FC as a youngster, met his new teammates for the first time at training on Thursday.

He joined Cheltenham Town as a 16-year-old, scoring 24 goals for the U16 team while also breaking into the U18 squad.

He has played regularly for the reserves and has twice come off the bench for the first team.