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Ben Gordon loaned to Scunthorpe for the remainder of the season

Ben Gordon will be joining Scunthorpe United
Ben Gordon will be joining Scunthorpe United

According to the BBC, Chelsea's 19 year old Ben Gordon will be joining the majority of the club's promising youngsters this spring in heading out on loan.  Gordon had spent the first half of the season on loan at Kilmarnock, where he impressed greatly in limited playing time.  According to the article, Gordon's loan had been agreed to in January but was awaiting Ben being cleared to play before being finalized (he was injured in his last game at Killie).  Scunthorpe is currently sitting in the relegation zone of the Championship, so odds are that Ben will be able to crack the first team for regular playing time.

For those of you not familiar, Ben is a left footed wing defender/midfielder.  He spent the majority of his time at Killie playing left back, but looks set to feature in a more advanced midfield role at Scunthorpe.  With the arrival of David Luiz, the club appears to have plenty of cover at left back for the rest of the season in the first team.  Gordon at this point seems to be on the fringes of the club's plans, with Patrick Van Aanholt firmly entrenched ahead of him on the depth chart.  Hopefully the loan move and role change allow Gordon to increase his value to the club by showing the potential to play several positions at a high level.  Good luck to Ben, and hopefully he'll continue to improve while out on loan.