Chelsea's Jack Wakely joins Basingstoke Town on loan

The loan to Basingstoke is a great opportunity for Jack to experience senior competitive football.

He is a tall, strong, two-footed defender who joined the Chelsea Academy as an Under-9 and has featured for both their U23 and U18 sides this season, including captaining the latter.

He’s highly regarded at Chelsea who note his fantastic attitude and maturity along with his ability to play anywhere across a back three or either side of the centre-back pairing.

In October 2017, he signed a first professional contract at the club until the summer of 2020.

Congratulations Jack, go and Be Exceptional.