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Loan: Francis to Gateshead

Midfielder heads north

3 March 2023

Club News

Loan: Francis to Gateshead

Midfielder heads north

3 March 2023

Midfielder Ed Francis has joined fellow National League side Gateshead on loan until the end of the season.

The 23-year-old, who has made 13 appearances for us in 2022-23, joins the Tynesiders in pursuit of more regular gametime.

"Ed has applied himself brilliantly every single day," said our head coach Luke Williams. "He's been starved of opportunity for one reason or another, but he has tremendous qualities both as a player and person.

"I've worked with players who you just want to see go because they don't contribute positively to the group. That's not Ed at all.

"But he's expressed a need for more regular football and I've reluctantly supported that.

"I would much rather have Ed here than send him somewhere that didn't suit him just to get him out of the building.

"Gateshead are a club I like a lot, with a brilliant manager and staff, as well as a style of play that suits Ed's game.

"It's the right thing to do and we wish him well."


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