Farnborough FC land Fulham man on loanBy Jon Couch
February 13, 2013
FARNBOROUGH have added some Premier League steel to boost their Blue Square South play-offs bid - in the shape of young Fulham ace Tom Donegan.
The 20-year-old stood out in Boro's pre-season friendly with the Cottagers' Development XI last summer and makes the move to Cherrywood Road on a month's loan at no cost to the cash-strapped club.
Donegan, a talented central midfield playmaker, joined Fulham in the summer of 2011 having helped Everton to the Academy League final winners’ trophy at his new employer’s expense.
Just two weeks after moving to Craven Cottage, Donegan was promoted to the first team by manager Martin Jol and made his senior debut in a 3-1 defeat of Irish side Crusaders in the first leg of the second qualifying round in the UEFA Europa League.
Donegan goes straight into the squad for Wednesday night's re-arranged trip to Chelmsford City and delighted Boro boss Spencer Day said: "It's full credit to my coaching staff and contacts that we have relationships in place to be able to get a player of this quality to the club.
"He may take a little time to adjust to this level of football, we'll see, but I'm incredibly grateful to Martin Jol and his team to let us take him on loan."
Day has also revealed he has an option to take another player from a League One club on a similar arrangement, and he may yet come in for Saturday's visit of Hayes & Yeading to Cherrywood Road.