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OFFICIAL: Accrington Stanley signs Chelsea midfielder

Chelsea football club have completed the signings of several players this summer. The Blues have spent over £200million on new signings as they aim to compete in the Premier League this season.

And now, due to the added competition for places in the squad manager Frank Lampard will have to offload some fringe players in order to balance the books.

That said, League One side Accrington Stanley have completed the signing of Chelsea midfielder Jon Russell on a season-long loan.

The 19-year-old England International, who has played five EFL Trophy games for the Blues' academy side has never played a league game for Chelsea.

The young midfielder now joins teammate Tariq Uwakwe in moving to the League One side on loan from Chelsea.

Speaking to Accrington Stanley website after completing his loan move, he said: "It's a big step and I've always wanted to play men's football, and I know it's going to help me in my progression as a footballer and improve my career."

That said, Jon Russell could be in contention when Accrington Stanley make the trip the trip to face AFC Wimbledon on Saturday (tomorrow).

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