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Reds sign Chelsea keeper on loan

23 June 2016

Mitchell Beeney joins until January 3

Chelsea goalkeeper Mitchell Beeney has today signed on loan for the Reds until January 3.

Mitchell began his career with Gillingham’s youth academy, where he spent three years from 2004-07. He moved to Chelsea where he became a pivotal member of the Under-18 squad, and was promoted to the Under-21 squad soon after.

Mitchell then went on loan to Newport County at the start of this year, where he made four appearances in League 2.

Beeney was named on the bench as an unused substitute for Chelsea’s 1-1 Premier League draw with Liverpool at Stamford Bridge in April.

He was also a substitute for Chelsea’s 3-1 win over Sporting Lisbon at Stamford Bridge in December 2014 and won the UEFA Youth League with the Blues two years ago.

Head Coach Dermot Drummy said: "I know Mitch well from my time at Chelsea and he is a great addition to our squad. He's got lots of experience at under-21 level both here and overseas but he needs to get Football League experience and this is his opportunity, to fight with Yusif Mersin and of course Glenn Morris for the goalkeeper's spot.

"We look forward to seeing him next week when we report back for pre-season and to him making a big contribution for us next season."

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