Cheltenham Town video: Winning promotion would be a 'dream come true' for Michael Hector
MICHAEL Hector says it would "mean the world" to help Cheltenham Town claim promotion this season during his loan spell from Premier League Reading.
The 20-year-old central defender has been in outstanding form alongside Steve Elliott and he was able to celebrate his first clean sheet as a Robins player in Tuesday's 1-0 home win over Chesterfield.
Having extended his loan spell to a second month last week, Hector has made it quite clear he wants to remain at the League Two club until the end of the campaign.
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"It would mean the world to me to get promoted with Cheltenham and it's what the gaffer (Mark Yates) said to me when I signed," Hector said.
"The incentive is to help this club get into League One and I am thoroughly enjoying my time here.
"We were disappointed with our results in February, but we are trying to put it behind us and we have two wins already in March.
"It's so tight that all the top six or seven clubs can get a top-three place, or maybe even get into the top two.
"It's all about taking your chances and we've done that recently."
Hector said there were scenes of celebration in the dressing room after Paul Benson's dramatic 91st-minute winner against Chesterfield as a forgettable game ended with a memorable moment that could prove so crucial in the Robins' promotion bid.
"It was tough and felt like a 0-0 game because we weren't at our best, but it was a good result and we are all buzzing about the clean sheet and the result, giving each other hugs afterwards," he said.
"The gaffer said if we kept it tight at the back, the pressure would grow on Chesterfield because they are struggling a bit and we managed to get the goal and the win."
Hector and Elliott were up against one-time Cheltenham transfer target Marc Richards and 21-year-old Ivorian Armand Gnanduillet.
"He (Gnanduillet) was very raw and I don't think he knew what he was doing so it was tough to read him," Hector said.
"The gaffer said Richards was low on confidence, but he is still a decent player at this level and they are a good partnership, but I thought we dealt with them well."
Hector praised the consistent Elliott for his display, with the 34-year-old making several brave blocks to help preserve Cheltenham's first clean sheet in nine matches.
"Stevie was outstanding and the number of blocks he makes is amazing," Hector said.
"He reads the game so well, knows where the ball is going to go and just throws himself at it."