Date: 30th January 2014 at 8:59pm
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Manager Mark Yates has drafted in Swansea City youngster Lee Lucas today on an initial one month long loan deal.

The midfielder is still awaiting international clearance but there’s unlikely to be any issues with that, so the 21 year old midfielder has joined us in time to potentially make his Cheltenham Town debut in our game this weekend against Northampton Town should the pitch make it through the weather.

Lucas is very highly rated by the backroom team at Swansea and won their inaugural Youth Development Player of the Year Award back in 2009-10, and our gaffer believes he has all the attributes to make this a very successful second loan spell out for the youngster.

Speaking to the Official Site after the paperwork was completed, our gaffer said.

‘Lee is a player we have had an eye on for a while whilst he has been playing with Swansea’s U21 side. He is a good player and a very good passer of the ball. We assessed the squad and he is something that we need, so he is here to compete and play.’

Lucas signed his first professional contract for Swansea back in 2010-11 and then recommitted to a three year deal in the summer of 2012 such was his progress with them.

Having already made his debut for the club in the 2010-11 season as a substitute in their Championship four nil win over Sheffield United and then in a month long loan spell with Burton Albion he added a single league appearance to his tally, but that spell was unfortunately cut short via injury, so he’ll be heading to us looking to get a good run of appearances under his belt, and if all works well given his lack of experience in ‘real’ football, if he beds in nicely I’d imagine Swansea will be very happy to extend the deal so he keeps getting pitch time.