Chelsea goalkeeper Bradley Collins becomes 14th player to go on loan as Burton Albion move announced

CHELSEA keeper Bradley Collins has joined League One Burton Albion until January.

The 21-year-old becomes the 14th player to leave the club on-loan this summer as the club’s conveyor belt of talent continue their progress elsewhere.

Young keeper Bradley Collins has joined Burton on loan
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Collins is likely to play back-up to first choice stopper Stephen Bywater but will be relishing to get a chance to impress.

Last season he spent the campaign with Forest Green Rovers after showing his potential at Bristol Rovers.

Boss Nigel Clough said of the deal: “We are still awaiting scan results for Stephen but at the moment we are thinking anywhere between four and eight weeks, so we have chosen a good young Chelsea keeper who had good experience out on loan last year with Forest Green,”

“I spoke to Mark Cooper (Forest Green manager) about him and he recommended him and said he really grew up in his time there last season.

He previously spent last season on loan at Forest Green
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“By the end of the loan spell he had become more of a man by playing in League Two and he will start on Saturday.”

Chelsea have continued their tradition to send a host of players out on loan including the likes of Kurt Zouma and Tiemoue Bakayoko.

And striker Tammy Abraham is set to be the latest name to leave for the season.

The England striker is an advanced talks to sign the forward who failed to cut the mustard in the Premier League with Swansea last campaign.


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