Richard Nartey

  • DATE OF BIRTH

    8 September 1998
  • BIRTHPLACE

    London, England
  • Position

    Defender

Richard Nartey signed as an Under-9 and is a quick, composed ball-playing defender.

He mainly plays on the right side of the back four, is comfortable on the left too and made three appearances for the youth team in the 2014/15 season while still a schoolboy. In his debut campaign as a scholar, he made 18 appearances for Joe Edwards's Under-18s and scored goals in away league draws at Swansea City and Fulham, the latter a dramatic stoppage-time leveller. He made his debut for the Under-21s in April 2016.

Nartey featured regularly during our Treble-winning Under-18 season in 2016/17 and stepped up to make half a dozen appearances for our development squad, coming up against first team strikers Jay Rodriguez and Danny Welbeck in Premier League 2. He settled at the older age group in 2017/18, often featuring as one of three central defenders in Edwards's preferred 3-4-3, including in the senior Checkatrade Trophy against Yeovil Town, Exeter City and Lincoln City.

In May 2018, the defender signed a new contract at the club until the end of 2018/19.