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Chelsea loan Daniel Pappoe to non-league Kingstonian

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Michael Regan

At some point, 20-year-old Daniel Pappoe will hopefully have an injury-free season. He hasn't had one since 2009-10.

This year is already half-lost, his summertime loan to Colchester United cut short after just two appearances, one red card, and yet another injury. Following rehab and one appearance for Chelsea U21, the imposing center back is now set to try his luck at Ryman Premier club Kingstonian.

"Daniel is a big strong lad who has been well schooled. We're pleased to have him here and are grateful to Chelsea for their support in securing this arrangement."

-Alan Dowson, K's manager; source: Pitchero

Initial terms of the loan are just for one month.

While Pappoe certainly has much more talent than is fit for the seventh tier of the English football pyramid, he should be in line for plenty of match action at the local London side who play their home matches at AFC Wimbledon's Kingmeadow.

Pappoe's story so far has been one of a highly promising career - U18 debut at age 13, Reserves debut at 15 - harshly sidetracked by a rather incredible amount of injuries. Hopefully this loan is the turning point. Good luck, Daniel!