Country Northern Irish
Signed Thursday 31.05.18
Previous Club Cheltenham Town
Sponsored by: Simon Fortnam and Wheatley Printers
The versatile 25-year-old midfielder was signed on a two-year deal on July 1, 2018.Winchester had been one of Cheltenham’s’ standout performers in the campaign pior, appearing in 44 of their 46 League Two matches, scoring five goals and earning the captain’s armband midway through last season.
The Northern Irishman won the Robins Player of the Month award three times last season as well as the Goal of the Month award on two occasions, appearing at right-back, right-midfield and central midfield across the campaign.
Born in Belfast, Winchester started his career at Linfield before joining Oldham Athletic on a two-year scholarship in April 2010.
He spent seven years at the Latics and made 141 appearances, scoring eight goals.
He joined Cheltenham on a free transfer in January 2017 and was appointed captain a year later, making a total of 70 appearances for the Robins.
He’s featured once for Northern Ireland, a friendly against Wales in 2011, having played for his country at U16, U17, U19 and U21 levels.