JIMMY SPENCER is into his first full week of training with Cheltenham after featuring in their 1-0 friendly defeat at Newport County.

The 19-year-old Town striker has been loaned to the League II club until January and aims to follow up a successful season-long stint at Morecambe.

Spencer, who scored eight times for the Lancashire side, has yet to make a competitive first-team appearance for Town.

He featured as a substitute in the friendly wins at Gateshead, Wrexham and Hamilton and started as a development side were beaten at Sheffield FC.

“The deal to bring James to the club is something I’ve been working on for a while,” said Cheltenham boss Mark Yates, who has also signed experienced Darryl Duffy.

“I think he will be a very good player for us, and along with Darryl’s arrival, we have some proper competition for places.

“James is on a long-term contract at Huddersfield (to 2015) but for his development, they need him to play first-team football.

“His goal ratio for Morecambe was very good, especially near the end of the season. He’s sharp and just what we need.”

Cheltenham, who host Town’s League I rivals Walsall tonight, kick off their league campaign at Gillingham on Saturday, August 6.