Chelsea’s youth goalkeeper Jamal Blackman has joined Wycombe Wanderers on a short loan, the club have confirmed.
The 22-year-old will play for the Chairboys until the 3rd of January 2017. He has previously enjoyed loan spells at both Middlesbrough and Ostersunds in Sweden. It comes on the back of Wycombe failing to agree terms to extend the loan of Cameron Dawson with his parent club Sheffield Wednesday.
Wanderers have struggled to get a permanent ‘keeper between the sticks and Blackman could become the fifth stopper in as many regular matches if he appears against Accrington tomorrow night. Benjamin Siegrist started the club’s last game against Accrington, Ryan Allsop was in goal against Oxford, Scott Brown started versus Crawley and the aforementioned Dawson was between the sticks against Grimsby.
The Chairboys have played play-off games during that time, but as far as regular League Two matches are concerned there have been a number of changes in goal for Wycombe Wanderers. They will be hoping that the six foot six inches frame of Blackman will be able to fill the void until at least the post-Christmas period as they look to get their season back on track.