Academy defender loaned to League Two side

Sam McClelland will play at Barrow this coming season, the first loan move of his Chelsea career.

The 20-year centre-back played nine games for our development squad side last campaign and captained on four occasions. He has been a regular Northern Ireland youth international over the years, most recently playing European Under-21 championship qualifiers, although he has made one senior appearance, as a late substitute against Ukraine last summer.

McClelland first played for our Academy in 2018 having joined from Coleraine.

His new loan club Barrow returned to the Football League in 2020 and finished 22nd last season.
 

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