Walsall Football Club are pleased to announce our first summer signing, with defender George Nurse joining on a season-long loan from Championship side Bristol City.
The 21-year-old left-back enjoyed a successful loan spell at fellow League Two side Newport County last season, where he featured 26 times in all competitions.
He also scored his first EFL goal in October 2019 with a 90th minute winner against Carlisle United.
Nurse also impressed on loan at Weston-super-Mare AFC during the 2018-19 season.
The full-back, who is also comfortable at wing-back, is looking forward to joining up with his new teammates and is raring to go for the new season.
“I’m buzzing. I’ve known about the move for a while now and I am just happy to finally get it over the line,” said Nurse.
“The relationship that the club has already got with my parent club Bristol City was a big factor in coming here. I spoke to the boys who had been here before, Pringy and Rory (Holden), and they really sold the club to me. After I had spoken to them, it was an easy decision.
“When I spoke to the two boys, they said that there is a really good group of lads here and they said the training facilities are fantastic. I have been to the training ground and had a look round this morning and the pitches are brilliant.
“The manager likes to play his young players and he puts his faith in them and that is a good sign for me. I am here to get plenty of game time and I can’t wait to crack on.”
Having secured his first signing of the summer, Saddlers boss Darrell Clarke expressed how pleased he was to bring the young defender to the club.
“I watched George a few times last season whilst he was out on loan at Newport County and I was extremely impressed with him,” said Clarke.
“He has the ability to play as a full-back, a wing-back and he can play left midfield as well which is very appealing and he has great potential.
“We’ve got a great relationship with Bristol City and we’re very grateful to them for trusting us with another one of their youth prospects.”