Nottingham Forest defender Jayden Richardson has joined Notts County on a one-month loan deal. Following the announcement of the deal, David Johnson reacted on Twitter.
The versatile full-back has made two substitute appearances for the first team during 2021/22.
He was introduced as a substitute in the closing stages of Chris Hughton’s last game against Middlesbrough.
Richardson then got in the pitch as Steven Reid oversaw Forest’s first win of the campaign away at Huddersfield.
The 21-year-old has been starved of first-team action in large though.
He spent last season on loan at Forest Green Rovers and spent the year previous with Exeter City.
There, he spent lots of time adapting to men’s football and it was perhaps a surprise that he didn’t go out on loan in the summer.
Richardson is out of contract in the summer and he will be keen to make a name for himself at Meadow Lane.
The defender can operate in either full-back position and he has to be deemed a coup for a club in the National League.
Richardson will be available for selection for the Magpies’ game with Southend on Saturday.
What did Johnson say after Forest youngster Richardson joined Notts County?
It’s fair to say that the move has been endorsed by the former Reds striker.
Having watched Brennan Johnson rise through the Forest academy, he clearly still takes an interest in the emerging talents.
The former talisman is keen to see him star for Notts and then hopes to see him get the chance to head out on loan to a higher league in January.
Richardson will hope to shine at Meadow Lane and everything points to him playing a leading role in Ian Burchnall’s team.
The ball is now in the Forest man’s court and he’ll hope to head back to the City Ground full of confidence.