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Tabor passes away aged 23

Former Cheltenham Town defender Jordan Tabor has passed away at the age of just 23.

The left-back joined The Robins back in 2009 as an 18- year-old having been released by Chelsea.

He began his career at Leicester before spending four years at Chelsea, where he made numerous appearances for the under-18 side and two for the reserves.

Tabor left Cheltenham in October to join Southern League Didcot Town after making one first-team appearance and being named among the substitutes five times.

He then spent time abroad in the USA on a sports scholarship before returning to England, where he turned out for Kidlington and AFC Hinksey in the Hellenic League.

A statement on Cheltenham's official club website read: "We are saddened to hear of the news that former player Jordan Tabor has passed away.

"The sad news of Jordan's death reached us (on Thursday) morning. Our thoughts and condolences are with Jordan's family and friends at this difficult time."