Gloucester City are pleased to announce the signing of Odin Bailey.

It is a first loan spell away from the Blues for Bailey, who has been with the Club since Under-7s, but has yet to make his First Team bow. Not only was he also one of Birmingham City’s star performers in the run to last season’s FA Youth Cup Semi-Final; he went away with Gary Monk’s squad on pre-season to Austria and Germany and was an unused substitute in the 1-0 defeat of Ipswich Town in March.

The 18-year-old creative midfielder, who hails from Bartley Green, has been a regular with the Blues Under-23s this season, making six appearances and scoring three goals. He also appeared against Solihull Moors and Kidderminster Harriers during pre-season netting in both fixtures.

Chris Todd had this to say on the acquisition of the Blues youngster,

“I am delighted to bring Odin to Gloucester City. I cannot thank Garry Monk enough for making it happen. He is a very talented player who I’m sure will excite the fans and add energy to the squad. To get a player with Odin’s quality to the football club is exciting for everyone.”

Speaking to Garry Monk, he was equally enthusiastic about Odin’s move,

“Odin’s is one of a number of potential talents at the Club and this will be his first loan move away from the Club. Like all young players, he needs first team experience at a competitive standard. It will be good for him to work under Chris and I feel this is the perfect proving ground for him to make the next step in his development.”

Gloucester City face Hemel Hempstead away in the National League South tomorrow at the Vauxhall Road Stadium, Hemel Hempstead, kick off 15:00.

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