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Chelsea defender cuts Scunthorpe loan short due to injury

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If we were to rank Chelsea youngsters and loanees by renown or skill or chances of a Chelsea future, Alex Davey would probably rank fairly low on all three lists.  But the lanky center back is still technically on the books, so here's a bit of bad news about him.

"Another player who will miss the last two games of the season is on loan Chelsea defender Alex Davey who has returned to his parent club. Davey has failed to recover from the calf injury he picked up against Crawley but wished the Iron all the best for the remainder of the season."

-source: Scunthorpe Telegraph

Davey, 20, who has represented Scotland at the youth level, had been on loan at League One mid-table side Scunthorpe United since November.  His initial loan period was extended until the end of the season in January, but unfortunately he's fallen two games short of seeing that out.

Assistant manager Ned Kelly (no, not that Ned Kelly) thanked Davey, who wasn't exactly a full-time starter, for his contributions, which included 17 appearances and 1 goal.  I did try to find out why somebody named David Thomas Kelly would end up being called Ned Kelly, but unfortunately my Google search skills didn't produce a solid result before I lost interest.

"Alex wouldn't have been available for the final two games of the season due to his injury so the sensible thing was for him to go back. He really enjoyed his time here and we enjoyed having him, so we wish him well."

"We were pleased with his contribution. All the lads who have come in on loan have had a positive impact not just within the games but at the club as a whole."

-Ned Kelly; source: Scunthorpe Telegraph

Davey has one year left on the contract extension he signed just before he was sent out on loan.  He helped Chelsea win the U21 Premier League last season and the FA Youth Cup three years ago but his long-term future probably lies away from Cobham, a place he's called home since before the age of 11.