George is back with the Blues

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Two weeks after Blues boss Rod Stringer appeared to have given up re-signing George Allen from Stevenage, the teenage defender has returned to the Blues.

The 19-year-old will spend a second season at the ProKit UK Stadium after our Hertfordshire neighbours agreed to a one-year loan deal.

Allen spent all of last season on loan at the ProKit UK Stadium from Stevenage, making 45 appearances, and is expected to be in the squad for the trip to St Neots Town tomorrow before making his home return in next week’s double header against Colchester United (Wednesday) and Norwich City (Thursday).

Boss Stringer is a happy man after the signing of the youngster: “Obviously I’ve wanted to sign George all summer, and I’d like to thank Stevenage for making it possible” he said.

“There’s been a lot of twists and turns, and I know they wanted him to play as high as possible, but I think another year at this level will do him a lot of good and then he’ll be ready to step up and have a solid pro career.

“We’ve had to be patient, but he’ll do a good job for us, and I know he went on trial at Wolves in the summer. He brings a bit of presence to the side, and he’ll help us keep the ball better at the back.

“Obviously there’s other centre-halves out there, but I know George and what he brings us. I’m looking forward to getting him back, and he’s another brick in the team we’re building.”

Author: Dave Ryan