Walsall sign George Nurse on season-long loan from Bristol City
Walsall have made their first signing of the summer transfer window, bringing in left-back George Nurse on-loan from Bristol City.
The 21-year-old signs up for the season from the Robins, having enjoyed a spell on-loan at Newport County over the previous campaign.
Nurse managed one goal and two assists in League Two last season, making a total of 17 league appearances for Newport.
He's not the first player to sign for the Saddlers from the Championship side, with Rory Holden and Cameron Pring both spending time at the club on-loan from Bristol last season.
“I’m buzzing. I’ve know about the move for a while now and I am just happy to finally get it over the line.” Nurse said regarding the move.
“The relationship that the club has already got with my parent club Bristol City was a big factor in coming here. I spoke to the boys who had been here before, Pringy and Rory, and they really sold the club to me. After I had spoken to them, it was an easy decision.
“When I spoke to the two boys, they said that there is a really good group of lads here and they said the training facilities are fantastic. I have been to the training ground and had a look round this morning and the pitches are brilliant.
“The manager likes to play his young players and he puts his faith in them and that is a good sign for me. I am here to get plenty of game time and I can’t wait to crack on.”
Walsall boss Darrell Clarke was delighted to bring in Nurse, who impressed the Saddlers manager during the 2019/20 season with Newport.
“I watched George a few times last season whilst he was out on loan at Newport County and I was extremely impressed with him,” said Clarke.
“He has the ability to play as a full-back, a wing-back and he can play left midfield as well which is very appealing and he has great potential.
“We’ve got a great relationship with Bristol City and we’re very grateful to them for trusting us with another one of their youth prospects.”