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Notts County secure loan signing of 21-year-old centre back Ciaran Brennan


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Notts County have completed the signing of 21-year-old centre-back Ciaran Brennan from Sheffield Wednesday until the 27th of November 2021.

The Sheffield-Born player arrives at Meadow Lane as cover for Connell Rawlinson and Kyle Cameron, who are suspected to be out for two-to-three weeks after picking up injuries.

Reports had been circulating that the Magpies' were interested in taking on the young defender, who is eligible to play for Republic of Ireland.

"As soon as Kyle came off against Maidenhead, we knew we were going to have to dip into the loan market to add cover at the back." Said Notts County's head coach, Ian Burchnall.

"We have shortlists prepared for situations like this to ensure we’re able to act quickly"

"To bring in someone of sufficient quality who suits our style, Ciaran was one of the four-or-five players we looked at closely, and he came out on top. 

"He’s very well thought of at Wednesday and will fit in well in terms of how we want to play."

Brennan who has described the loan move as 'perfect', will add defensive cover to Ian Burchnall's team.

Via the official Notts County website, Ciaran Brennan said: "My brother and I were watching Notts against Wrexham on BT Sport a few weeks ago, Notts were in green, and I remember saying to him: ‘That’s the nicest kit ever – how good would it be to sign for them and wear that?!

"So we both saw it as the perfect move. Now it’s happened, I can’t quite believe it!" the 21-year-old added.

"I’ve been lucky enough to play at Meadow Lane before for Wednesday’s Under 23s against Forest a couple of years ago.

"When we walked into the stadium, we couldn’t believe it was non-league. It’s so big, really well looked after, and the pitch is pristine. 

"I said to the lads there and then that it would be brilliant to get a loan move here, so I’m buzzing.

"I’ve spoken to the gaffer about the style of play and had conversations with other people who know about the club, and it sounds like it’s going to suit me perfectly. 

"Having a possession-based approach and playing out from the back is how I’ve been schooled at Wednesday, so I feel I can slot straight in.

"Getting out on loan to further my experience is something I’ve really pushed for, so now it’s up to me to grasp the opportunity and make the most of it.

"I’ve not got long before the weekend – two sessions – but I train aggressively, and I’ll be trying to get straight in the gaffer’s thoughts for Altrincham."

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I've seen him play, he's a good prospect that should do just fine here.

I am excited to see how he fits in, as Notts has needed someone with a bit of pace at the back, and whilst Kyle Cameron will be a loss. I think if he does well, Ian Burchnall should consider trying to bring him in for the full season.

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