By Danny Wright
Alfreton Town have completed the loan signing of goalkeeper Jordan Wright from Nottingham Forest.
Town’s chairman Wayne Bradley announced that they have completed a temporary deal for the Forest Under-18s shot-stopper.
Wright was part of the Forest youth side that won the Professional Development League 2 North title in 2016 and he hopes to further emulate that success with the non-league club.
— Wayne Bradley (@waynebradwayne) March 23, 2017
The youngster was involved in the Nottingham Forest first team last season when he was named on the bench in the 2-1 win over MK Dons on the final day of the 2015/16 Championship season.
In his last outing in a Forest shirt, Wright kept a clean sheet in a 2-0 win over Bristol City’s Under-23 side earlier this week.
Alfreton are currently in a mid-table position in the National League North and have won their last two league outings against FC United of Manchester and Boston United.
Wright could make his senior debut if he plays in the Derbyshire club’s next match which is an away trip to Gloucester City on Saturday.
Forest are currently under the new charge of Mark Warburton and currently have a bit of a crisis in the goalkeeper spot.
Stephen Henderson is ruled out with a long-term injury while academy product Jordan Smith has had to play between the sticks ahead of the less-than-impressive Vladimir Stojkovic and Dimitar Evtimov.
Football Insider Verdict
There’s one thing that cannot be given in academies and that is the taste of first-team senior-level football. Wright has been impressive at youth level for Forest and a move to Alfreton is exactly what he needs to help his career progress. The National League North is a tough league full of experienced players and Alfreton’s mid-table standing shows that they’re a side that can pick up some results while having to spend a number of games on the back foot, which can suit a developing goalkeeper very nicely. A move to a top-of-the-table club would have meant he wouldn’t be having to make anywhere near as much effort in matches.
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