Fulham right-back Marlon Fossey has joined Rotherham United for a trial period, as reported by Paul Davis of the Rotherham Advertiser.
Davis’ tweet states that the full-back will feature in Friday night’s friendly against Middlesbrough, but the length of the trial is yet to be disclosed.
Born in Los Angeles, Fossey joined the Fulham academy set up as an 11-year-old, after being spotted at a tournament in Jersey.
The 22-year-old progressed through the Fulham academy and last year he embarked on his first spell in professional football. Fossey headed temporarily to Shrewsbury, playing seven times for the League One club.
The young defender returned to Craven Cottage later that month but is yet to feature at first-team level for the recently relegated Championship club.
Fossey holds dual American and British citizenships and has represented the United States at U20 level.
The 22-year-old primarily operates as a right-back but has been trusted as a right-winger during the early stages of his career thus far.
It is becoming a difficult task to compete financially with some of the top clubs in League One at present, meaning loan deals for highly-rated youthful players are increasing in importance.
Fossey got a taste of first-team football in League One last season and another third-tier move could be on the horizon.
However this time, he would be moving to a team that will have genuine ambitions to challenge at the top end of the division.
Should he leave for Rotherham and enjoy a productive spell, then he will certainly arrive back at Craven Cottage with the ability and experience to challenge for regular minutes in West London next year.