Nottingham Forest full back Jayden Richardson has joined us on a month’s loan.
The 21-year-old is highly thought of at the City Ground and has made two Sky Bet Championship appearances so far this season, coming off the bench to face Middlesbrough and Huddersfield, while he played 90 minutes against Wolves and Bradford in the EFL Cup.
Richardson also has plenty of first-team experience from season-long loan spells in League Two with Exeter City and Forest Green Rovers.
And head coach Ian Burchnall is delighted to have him on board for our upcoming games.
“Jayden is quite versatile – he can play out wide and also on the right of a back three,” said Burchnall. “He’s very quick, direct and athletic.
“It’s great to get another player in who can offer something a bit different.
“I’ve seen quite a lot of Forest’s Under 23s and Jayden’s a really good player who’s had some useful loans at Exeter and Forest Green, where he did really well.
“We’ve built a really good relationship with Forest and, having played them on Friday in an in-house game, we had a chat after and felt this would be a really good move for all parties.
“We need to look at the squad at the end of the loan – but it certainly gives us a chance to look at Jayden and vice versa to see if it’s a good fit.”
Richardson will wear squad number 26.