Conor Shaw
Wednesday 23 September 2020

Forest Green Rovers are delighted to announce the loan signing of Jayden Richardson from Championship side Nottingham Forest.

The right-wing-back completed the formalities of his switch to The New Lawn this afternoon, a contract which sees him sign on-loan until the end of the 2020/21 League Two season.

Born in Nottingham, he graduated through the youth ranks at Forest before signing his first professional contract with the club back in April 2019 – and describes himself as a quick wing-back who likes to get into the final third.

At 20-years-old, Richardson played a key-role in Exeter City’s play-off campaign last season – making 28 appearances for the Devon-based outfit, scoring twice.

On signing for Rovers, Richardson said: “It feels brilliant to get the deal done now, and I’m here and looking forward to getting out there and showing what I can do.

“I’ve watched the games and the highlights on YouTube, and I like the way the team plays, so hopefully I can add to that.

“Last season at Exeter we played with wing-backs, so it’s not a new system to me. I’ve got experience there and I want to show it in the games for Forest Green.”

Richardson will wear No. 25, and is available for player kit sponsorship by contacting our team at partnerships@fgr.co.uk.