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Chelsea midfielder set to end League 1 loan deal

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Following Patrick Bamford's scathing comments on his loan experience at Crystal Palace, it seems that another Chelsea youngster will also be returning to Cobham shortly. According to Kent Online, midfielder Jordan Houghton won't renew his loan deal with League 1 side Gillingham, that is set to end in January 3rd, over a lack of opportunities given to him during his spell.

Gillingham manager Justin Edinburgh spoke about Houghton's situation, understanding why Chelsea and the player are unsatisfied about the lack of minutes given to the youngster.

"It looks like he will go back [to Chelsea]. He hasn't played as much football as they would have wanted from his loan but we spoke at length about it and we understand it."

-Justin Edinburgh; Source: Kent Online

Houghton has been at Chelsea since 2003 and Gillingham was his first ever loan deal. At the club, the 20-year-old managed to get 14 starts in league and cup competitions, but has failed to record a single appearance in the team's last nine matches.

Returning to Chelsea probably means that Houghton will see a new loan destination soon, and even though things didn't go as planned at Gillingham, we can only hope that he can afford a bit more of luck in his next spell.