Young Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Jordan Wright has joined National League North outfit Hereford FC on an emergency loan deal.

The 22-year-old has featured for the under-23 ranks this season and made his debut for the Bulls yesterday.

He was thrown straight into the action but couldn’t help Hereford avoid a 1-0 defeat to Darlington.

Wright has spent time on loan previously. He lists Alfreton, Nuneaton, Kettering and Alloa Athletic as his former loan clubs.

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Wright has been on the books at Forest for several years and at 22 he will relish the chance to play regular football.

Hereford currently sit fourth from bottom in the National League South and need to start climbing the league table.

Wright has played twice for Andy Reid’s under-23s this season but has lost his place to Nicky Hogarth who signed from Rangers.

The youngster did manage to keep one clean sheet for the young Reds, during a 0-0 draw with Southampton earlier in the season.

Wright has never made an appearance for the first team, although he has been an unused substitute on several occasions before.

Will Wright earn a Forest extension?

With his contract set to expire next summer, it has to be said that his chances of earning another contract look unlikely.

At 22, he needs to be playing and ultimately he’s down the pecking order at Forest.

Brice Samba and Ethan Horvath are the first-team custodians, with Jordan Smith third choice.

Forest also have Hogarth in the under-23 ranks, whilst George Shelvey is out on loan with Mansfield Town.

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There isn’t a reason why Wright can’t get hooked up somewhere else though.

Performing well for Hereford could help those chances and the ball is now in the youngster’s court.

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