Alex Davey joins Scunthorpe United on loan

Alex Davey set for spell at Scunthorpe United (©GettyImages)

Chelsea defender Alex Davey has joined League One strugglers Scunthorpe United on loan until January 3, reports BBC Sport. 

The defender, who has risen up the academy ranks at the Stamford Bridge outfit, looks set for a bright future in the game, despite having not played for the club's first-team. At 20-years-old, however, he still has more than enough time to progress, and now looks set to experience first-team football at Scunthorpe.

Opportunity to shine 

A Scotland under-19 international, Davey will certainly be looking to star at Glanford Park over the coming weeks, and could yet make his debut for the club this weekend as they travel to Barnsley.

Scunthorpe fans will be hoping that the youngster steps up over the next few games, as the club are in desperate need of points in England's third tier. With the club only two points from safety, however, they will fancy themselves to begin a good run in the immediate future and climb out of the relegation zone.

It's certainly not surprising that the youngster has opted to gain some experience at the club. There's no doubt about it, he's way behind the likes of John Terry and Gary Cahill in the pecking order at Stamford Bridge. And with the likes of Kurt Zouma around, it won't be easy for him to gain opportunities under Jose Mourinho anytime soon. 

Chelsea on fire 

The Blues boss, meanwhile, will currently be focussing on his side's upcoming Premier League fixture with Sunderland. After thumping German outfit Schalke by five goals to nil in Europe's elite competition this past week, the Blues remain unbeaten and will be hoping to extend their lead at the top of the league even further over the coming weeks. 

It won't be easy for Mourinho and Co. this weekend, however, as the Black Cats will be desperate to start climbing the league after an inconsistent start to the season. 

Chelsea fans: Do you think Davey has a future at your club? Have your say in the comments section below! 

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