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Alabi joins Scunthorpe in loan deal

Alabi joins Scunthorpe in loan deal

Teenage striker James Alabi has moved to League One side Scunthorpe United on loan.

Alabi impressed during a behind-closed-door friendly against Scunthorpe Reserves, where he played 60 minutes for the Potters.

The 18-year-old has joined Scunthorpe, who are flirting with relegation as they sit 19th in League One, for an initial month.

Academy manager Dave Wright told "An opportunity like this is potentially fantastic for James` development.

"It doesn`t surprise us, however, as he`s been doing very well and it`s nice to see him pushing on and getting an opportunity at such a high level."

The Striker has been in impressive form for both Stoke`s Under-18 and Under-21 sides and will go straight into Brian Law`s squad for Scunthorpe`s tie with Hartlepool at Glanford Park and will wear the number 27 shirt.

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Writer:Lloyd Reddin
Date:Friday February 22 2013
Time: 11:24AM

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