Date: 27th September 2015 at 7:31pm
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Ahead of the game yesterday against Southend United, manager Mark Robins strengthened our ranks with the arrival of Huddersfield Town youngster Joe Lolley.

Having arrived from the club on a loan spell that will last for an initial month, the 23 year old went straight into the side to face Southend, replacing Kevin van Veen and having made his starting debut for 54 minutes, the result certainly wouldn’t have been what he hoped for.

Lolley’s loan spell will end on October 24 following the away trip to Chesterfield, and obviously we have handed him the No 17 shirt for his time with us.

Mark Robins knows him well, as he signed him from Kidderminster Harriers for an undisclosed fee back when he was manager at the John Smith’s Stadium back in January 2014, and Lolley is a late comer to football having come through Birmingham’s Academy until 16, before then going non league – a record of 88 goals in 83 games for Littleton was where he made headlines.

Speaking to the Official Site following his arrival ahead of the game, Lolley explained.

‘I’m delighted to have joined the club. I’m just looking forward to getting started, getting some minutes under my belt and doing well for this club. I know Mark Robins quite well, as he brought me from Kidderminster to Huddersfield and I worked with him for six months. I’m looking forward to working under him again.’

Manager Mark Robins was obviously delighted to be reunited with the player, as he has good faith in him despite his late start to professional life, and he explained.

‘He is a player I rate and also the sort of player who needs game time and minutes on the pitch. Hopefully we can give him that and it can be a fruitful spell here for him. Initially it`s for a month and we`ll just assess it as we go along. He`s exciting and a good player who will go past people and he can score a goal as well. He`s a good addition for us.’

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