Salford City have confirmed that they have signed Leeds United midfielder Robbie Gotts on loan until the end of the season.
The 21-year-old spent the first half of the season on loan with League One side Lincoln City before being recalled by his parent club.
Salford City Sign Leeds United Midfielder Robbie Gotts on Loan
Lack of Game Time With Lincoln
The 21-year-old could not settle and find a regular spot in the line-up during his team with Lincoln City. He was tried at both right-back and in the midfield, but manager Michael Appleton tended to favour other players over him.
Gotts made 12 appearances during his time at the LNER Stadium, the last of which came in a 4-0 over Accrington Stanley in the Papa John’s Trophy. It was arguably his best performance of the season so far – he was comfortable in possession and covered large swathes of the pitch. He also registered the first goal of his career via a diving header.
The performance was a complete contrast to his debut in an Imps shirt, which came at right-back in a 3-1 defeat at home to Portsmouth. It showed that he is not as comfortable in that position as he is the centre of midfield, as the 21-year-old struggled to contain the visiting wingers.
What Was Said?
Speaking about his move to the official Salford City website, Gotts said: “I’m really looking forward to it, as soon as the Club was interested really I think that was my main priority to come here.
“The manager spoke to me, there’s been previous conversation before and I’m just really happy to be here.”
His new boss, Richie Wellens, said: “He’s a young up and coming midfielder at Leeds United, he’s been involved in a couple of Championship games and a cup game away at Arsenal.
“He’s got loads and loads of energy and I think he will complement the other midfielders very well, he comes fresh from a loan spell at Lincoln who are flying, and comes with a good recommendation.”
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