Nottingham Forest talent Oliver Hammond has claimed he’s delighted to have joined Cheltenham Town on a season-long loan. The Under-21 captain has finally earned himself a temporary move away from the City Ground as he aims to adapt to men’s football.

Hammond is a burgeoning talent at Forest. He recently signed an extension to his professional contract and big things are expected of him on Trentside.

Forest Hammond
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Now, he’s set to sample League One football during 2023/24. He leaves after gaining invaluable experience with the first team during last season’s Premier League.

Although Hammond didn’t get on the pitch in the top flight, he was a substitute on three occasions. He also got minutes under his belt in clashes against Wolves, Grimsby and Manchester United in the Carabao Cup.

Moving to Cheltenham looks like a good loan move for the 20-year-old. The Robins have a proud history of nurturing young talent and Forest prospect Hammond is excited by the prospect.

He told Cheltenham’s official website: “It feels great. It’s been a long time coming but now I just can’t wait to get started and get going.

“A move like this is vital for my progression and it’s something I’ve been wanting to do for a while now.

“I think this is the perfect place to do it for me.

“I can’t wait to show everyone what I can do and what the team have been working on. It’s been a good pre-season and I can’t wait to get going and see everyone.”

Hammond joins Cheltenham and hopefully, Forest man he will flourish

This looks like a good move for the Forest youngster, with Cheltenham having some quality youngsters on loan in recent years.

The Reds will hope that Hammond can play lots of football and then return to the club with his sights set on a first-team opportunity.

Forest Hammond
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This is a really good opportunity for Hammond and it’s fair to say that he’s needed a loan for a couple of years now.

Hammond is a central midfielder with lots to offer and the coaching staff at Forest will almost certainly be keeping an eye on this one with intent in the coming months.

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