St Patrick's Athletic sign Reading's teenage forward Nahum Melvin-Lambert on loan

Thu, Feb 25 2021
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Premier Division St Patrick’s Athletic have unveiled the loan signing of Reading’s teenage forward Nahum Melvin-Lambert on loan ahead of the 2021 season.

Melvin-Lambert is an 18-year-old forward and made his first-team debut for the Royals in September versus Colchester United in the League Cup.

He will wear the number nine jersey with the Saints pending international clearance.

“I'm very happy to have joined St Pat's and I'm looking forward to getting started,” the teenager told the Athletic’s media team.

“I've have good conversations with Stephen (O'Donnell) after my agent told me about the option to go on loan.

“I have heard a lot about the club and the league. This is a great opportunity for me, it's an exciting challenge and one I'm ready for.

“I'm looking forward to the physical side and the competitiveness of the league and to playing in games with points on the line.

“I'll work hard and will be aiming to score some goals at Richmond Park!”

Saints boss Stephen O’Donnell added: “I'm delighted to get Nahum on board, we are very happy to have him and to get it done before the deadline.

“He has a great goalscoring record in the Reading under-23s and has scored six goals in his last eleven games.

“Nahum will give us a lot more attacking options heading into the season. He is excited about the move and about getting going in League of Ireland first team football.”

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