West Bromwich Albion winger Alex Bradley has joined Havant and Waterloovill on loan, as confirmed by their official club website.
The 19-year-old will spend three months with the National League side. He scored for West Brom’s Under-23’s in their Checkatrade trophy win at Blackpool earlier this week.
Bradley joined the Baggies when he was 7 years-old and has risen through the youth ranks at the Hawthorns.
He is highly-rated by the Championship side and is being tipped for a big future at the club. Therefore, gaining some senior football will be a useful experience for him. Bradley has been a regular for West Brom’s Premier League 2 side and in the Checkatrade Trophy over the past couple of seasons.
Bradley, who can also play in central midfield as well as on the wing, will see his current contract at West Brom expire at the end of this season so will be wanting to impress to earn a new one.
Bradley represents Finland at international level despite being born in Worcester and was part of their squad for when they hosted the Under-19’s European Championships this summer. He played twice in the tournament.
Havant and Waterlooville are currently 21st in the National League and will be hoping Bradley can help lift them up the table. The Hawks won the National League South title last season under ex-Football League striker Lee Bradbury but have had a difficult start to life in the fifth tier.
Alex Bradley will offer them something different and another option in midfield.