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George Lloyd completes Vale loan

30 August 2021

Port Vale Football Club is delighted to confirm Cheltenham Town forward George Lloyd has agreed to sign for the Valiants on a season long loan.

Lloyd arrives at Vale Park having made a big name for himself at parent club Cheltenham Town and has already amassed 81 appearances at 21 years of age.

The forward joined the Robins when he was nine years old and has climbed through the ranks at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium, making his debut at the age of 17 in August 2017 against the Swansea City under-23’s in the EFL Trophy and signed his professional contract in December of that year.

Across the 2017/18 and 2018/19 seasons Lloyd featured 17 times, netting on three occasions and assisting once for Cheltenham Town before joining National League North side Hereford FC on two loan spells scoring three times in 19 games. 

Lloyd continued to break into the Robins’ first team, and after 18 appearances in the 2019/20 campaign, the Gloucester-born striker made himself a key player in Michael Duff’s side, playing 40 times and supplying six goal involvements as he helped the Robins secure promotion as League Two champions last season.

The exciting young attacker caught the eye of manager Darrell Clarke who is very pleased to have brought Lloyd into his squad for the remainder of this campaign.  

Clarke said: “I’d like to thank Michael Duff at Cheltenham for sending us George [Lloyd] on loan for the season.

"He’s a striker that optimises what I want in my centre-forwards, he works hard, he’s a grafter and at 21 years old he’s already played plenty of games and I look forward to him adding further competition to our front line."

 

Deal subject to FA and EFL approval


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