Nottingham Forest have sent their highly-rated goalkeeper Jordan Wright to Alloa Athletic for the remainder of the 2020/21 campaign.
Peter Grant’s side have a recognised number one in Neil Parry but they have moved to bolster that department with Wright from Nottingham Forest. He joined the Nigel Doughty Academy in the summer of 2015 and has been a regular in the U18s and U23s.
He has previously had loan spells at had loan spells at Alfreton Town, Nuneaton Borough and Kettering Town. Wright was a substitute on Saturday as Alloa lost 3-1 to Hearts at the Indodrill.
It’s not the first time Grant has secured a promising youngster from one of England’s bigger clubs in recent times, Scott Banks arriving on loan from Crystal Palace last season. Lee Connelly is currently at the club on loan from Sunderland.
It’ll be interesting to see how much football he plays after SFA chief executive Ian Maxwell wrote to the 10 Championship clubs to see if they would like the league suspended. This comes after every league below the division was suspended for three weeks.
Inverness were one team supposedly in favour of getting football stopped after boss John Robertson’s conversation about football at present but CEO Scot Gardiner says it’s been misinterpreted.
He said: “It was a surprise to us to receive the e-mail. We didn’t have any issue with the question being asked. When the e-mail was sent to us, one, we were shocked. I didn’t think it was us.
“I was wondering what club has stated that they don’t want to play and then I start getting calls and texts from other people in football saying ‘is this because of John?’ and what he had opined on, which was just his own opinion.
“He echoed Paul Lambert’s opinion when he asked, if we’re just doing this for commercial reasons, is it fair? Is it moral? It wasn’t the club’s position and it wasn’t even John’s position, he was just ruminating during a press conference, I thought.
“By including that line, everything just went crazy last night and this morning. We had 42 tests this week and 42 negatives, we’re working very hard. The board take exception when they’re getting calls from fans of other clubs saying ‘why do Inverness want to stop the season?’
“Nothing could be further from the truth. That one line, whoever decided to include that, it’s unfair, it’s unreasonable, it’s misrepresentation, and it’s incompetent.”
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