Birmingham City youngster Odin Bailey has completed a loan moved away from St Andrews, moving to National League South side Gloucester City A.F.C on Friday.

The club confirmed the deal on Friday afternoon, after Birmingham City and Gloucester City came to an agreement over a one-month loan deal.

The move is the first loan spell Bailey has had away from Sr Andrews in his short career, after joining The Blues as a seven year old. The playmaker is yet to make a senior appearance for Garry Monk’s side, but has made an impressive start to the campaign with The Blues’ Under-23s side, scoring three times in six appearances.

Bailey can play on either the left or right wing, but primarily plays in behind the striker in an attacking midfield role.

Gloucester City manager Chris Todd was excited about the arrival of the starlet, and praised Garry Monk for his cooperation in completing the move. He told the club website:

“I am delighted to bring Odin to Gloucester City. I cannot thank Garry Monk enough for making it happen. He is a very talented player who I’m sure will excite the fans and add energy to the squad. To get a player with Odin’s quality to the football club is exciting for everyone.”

Blues manager Monk is also pleased to see Bailey move on to get some important first team football at a senior level, and has every faith that his loan spell at the Jubilee Stadium will be a successful one.

“Odin’s is one of a number of potential talents at the Club and this will be his first loan move away from the Club. Like all young players, he needs first team experience at a competitive standard. It will be good for him to work under Chris and I feel this is the perfect proving ground for him to make the next step in his development.”


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