Davey arrives on loan until January 3
The club are delighted to announce that Chelsea central defender Alex Davey is joining Reds on loan until January 3, 2017.
The 21-year-old Scot, who is 6ft 3in, has been with Chelsea since under-11s and has progressed steadily at Stamford Bridge since, featuring regularly in recent years in the FA Youth Cup, which he helped Chelsea win in 2012, the NextGen series and their reserve team.
In November 2014 he joined Scunthorpe on loan and played 17 times in League One for the Iron and last season had ten games on loan at Peterborough United.
Alex has just returned from a loan spell with Stabaek Fotball in the Norwegian top flight.
Head Coach Dermot Drummy said: “I know Alex from my Chelsea days. He is a good footballer, comfortable in possession but first and foremost an excellent committed defender.
“We were going to bring Alex in before Mark Connolly got sent off on Tuesday because I felt it was an area of the team where we need competition for places and I’m delighted Chelsea have let us have
Alex for the first half of the season. He knows there are no guarantees – but I know he has the ability to challenge for a place.”
Alex said: “I’m really pleased to be here with the opportunity to get games under my belt.
“Dermot was my coach in the under-21s at Chelsea so I know him well and the way he wants to play which I’m excited about. I also know a few of the lads who are already here which has definitely helped me settle in. I need to get games under my belt because competition for a place at Chelsea is so strong and this is a great move for me."
Hear from Alex on working with Dermot again below. The full interview is available to subscribers on Reds PlayerHD