Yeovil Town assistant manager Terry Skiverton has said that he has been impressed with the way that new loan signing Gozie Ugwu has influenced proceedings on his first day in South Somerset. The Royals striker has signed on a six month loan deal today, that will see him play his football for the Glovers until January 1st 2013.
Aged 19 years old, Ugwu has yet to play first team football for the Royals, but will now compete with Reuben Reid and James Hayter for a front line role in the Yeovil starting line-up. Speaking to BBC Somerset today, Skiverton said that he liked what he saw of the player in training:
"He's very athletic. He's got some real strengths, with good hold up play and he's someone who is going to be really exciting for the supporters. He'll look to stretch the play, with very good pace, and I was very impressed with him in training today. Considering he's a young lad coming in, he really influenced the session, so I'm really excited to work with him."
Ugwu us the latest Royals player to come down to Huish Park, with goalkeeper Alex McCarthy and midfielder Lawson D'Ath being recent loanees at the club. With Reading managed by former Glover Brian McDermott, who played at Huish Park during its early days, there's a growing recruitment pattern there, and Skiverton felt that could only be a good thing:
"We've got a good relationship with Reading and they know that they can trust us with their players. They definitely get good game time, and they come here and learn from us as well. So it's a real good fit and it's one that the boy can't wait for, and it will be another player that Gary Johnson will give their Football League debut to, and he'll probably get his first league goal as well."
Reading chose today's loan to also announce that the Oxford-born player had extended his contract at the Madejski Stadium until the summer of 2014, after he spent two months on loan last season on loan at Conference side Ebbsfleet. Reading's Director of Football Nick Hammond has told his club's website that he has high hopes for the way that he is developing as a player:
"Gozie has done well over the last six months - he had a good loan spell at Ebbsfleet towards the end of last season and he's come back looking really sharp. It's really important that we secure good loan moves for our young players which will help them develop and there was a lot of interest in Gozie. This move is a good opportunity for him to go away and score goals at a very good level of football."
Link: Ugwu Makes Royals Loan Move.
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