QPR defender Aaron Drewe has joined Chelmsford City on loan.
The teenager has linked up with the National League South side on an initial one-month loan deal, as announced by their official club website last night.
Drewe, who is 18 years-old, is in contention to make his debut for Chelmsford today in their FA Trophy tie against Hungerford Town.
The right-back has risen up through QPR’s youth ranks after joining them as a youngster and is being tipped for a big future at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium.
Drewe was a key player for the Hoops’ Under-18’s side last season and made 25 appearances for them. He then trained with their first team over the summer.
The R’s boss Mark Warburton has now sanctioned a loan move for him to go out and gain some valuable senior football experience.
After signing for Chelmsford, Drewe told their website: “I cannot wait to get started and meet up with the team. I’m looking forward to the challenges ahead but most importantly looking to get that winning feeling every match.”
Chelmsford are currently 12th in the sixth tier and are looking to climb up the league table.
QPR have numerous young players out on loan in the lower leagues such as Oramide Oteh (Bradford City), Seny Dieng (Doncaster Rovers), Giles Phillips and Paul Smyth (Wycombe Wanderers) and Charlie Rowan (Barnet).