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Keeper Pope arrives at the JD

6 January 2015

Charlton Athletic keeper Nick Pope joins on loan

Keeper Nick Pope has arrived at the JD Stadium on loan until the end of the season from Championship side Charlton Athletic.


Nick's career began with non-league Bury Town in 2008, with whom he spent three years before joining the Addicks following a trial at the Valley.  Whilst with Charlton Nick has been progressed through the ranks and has been sent out on loan with various clubs including Harrow, Cambridge United, Aldershot Town and more recently York City.


He spent the majority of last season at Bootham Crescent with York City, making 24 appearances for the Minstermen, where he kept 16 clean sheets, before he rejoined Charlton for the start of this season. He has since made nine Championship starts, most recently just two weeks ago in the Addicks game at Blackburn Rovers.


Speaking this morning, manager David Flitcroft said:  "We have looked at Nick's form and his track record whilst on loan at York City.  His performances and form were both consistent and outstanding. During his time at York, Nick kept 16 clean sheets from 24 games and steered them to the play offs.


He has continued to find a rhythm this season making nine starts in he Championship.  I can only thanks Ben Roberts and Charlton Athletic for loaning him to us.  They have a real plan to develop Nick, to help him to become a top premier league keeper and they see him coming to Bury as part of that plan."


Nick goes straight into the squad for Friday evening’s game at Accrington Stanley.  He will take squad number 21 and returns to the Valley on 24 May. 


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