Bristol City have announced that youngster, George Nurse has left the club to join League Two side, Newport County on loan for the season.
There is a recall option available to the Robins, but it seems highly unlikely that they’ll be need to call him back to Ashton Gate, as he’s considerably far down the pecking order in the first-team squad.
Nurse spent last season on loan with Weston-Super-Mare, where he made 40 appearances in total, and he’ll be keen to make a name for himself away from Bristol City for the upcoming season.
Newport will be hoping to go one step further than last year’s campaign, as they narrowly missed out on promotion, after a defeat to Tranmere Rovers in the League Two play-off final at Wembley.
They’ll be hoping that Nurse can play a part in their promotion bid next term, as they look to build on some impressive showings in the second-half of last season.
This will be the winger’s first loan spell in the Football League, so he’ll be hoping that he can adjust well to his surroundings in League Two, as he looks to make a good impression on Lee Johnson in the future.
Newport get their season underway against Mansfield Town on the opening day of the season in August.
This is a smart move by Lee Johnson’s side before the new season starts.
Nurse isn’t going to be getting anywhere near the Bristol City first-team at the moment, so it’s good to see him moving on temporarily to find regular game time.
The Robins will be hoping that he can learn from this experience and come back to the club a better and more experienced player.