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Nick Pope Back In On Loan

Posted: Thu 16 Jan 2014
Author: York City Media Centre

Charlton Athletic Goalkeeper Returns

York City are pleased to announce the return of Charlton Athletic goalkeeper Nick Pope on loan for the rest of the season.

Nick came to Bootham Crescent earlier in the campaign, making two first team appearances - the away game at Southend United and the match at Morecambe both at the end of November. He was recalled by his parent club due to an injury crisis at The Valley.

Nick is 21 years old and joined Charlton in May 2011 on a two-year professional deal from non-league Bury Town. He signed a new three-year deal with the Addicks in September 2013, a sign that the London club believes the young keeper has a long-term future at a high level within the game.

York City Manager Nigel Worthington said: "I am delighted to get Nick back. He did very well for us during his short stay earlier in the season but had to go back. I would like to thank Charlton Athletic who have been very accommodating and I am delighted to get Nick back on board".

Nick, who was on the bench midweek for the 2-2 FA Cup draw with Oxford United, joined in training today down at the University of York Sports Village and said afterwards: "I am delighted because obviously when I got recalled it was gutting really to come after I'd had two good games and two good team performances. I felt we were just about to turn a corner so I was gutted when I got the phone call on the Thursday morning to say I had to go back. I feel I have a bit of unfinished business here and I'm looking forward it."

Nick will wear the number 31 shirt and goes straight into the City squad for Saturday's home game against Bristol Rovers.

Welcome back Nick and we hope you enjoy the rest of the season with York City.