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Championship loan for young striker

Academy forward Ike Ugbo has today joined Championship club Barnsley on loan for the 2017/18 season.

Ugbo, 18, was our top scorer in the development squad last season, and his 10 goals in the FA Youth Cup helped us win the trophy for the fourth consecutive year. He was part of the success in the previous campaign and helped our Under-19s win back-to-back UEFA Youth League titles in 2015 and 2016.

An England youth international, Ugbo was part of the squad that retained the Toulon Tournament trophy this summer and will join the Championship side for his first experience of senior football.