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Young Chelsea winger joins League One strugglers Fleetwood Town

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It seems like Alex Kiwomya has been around for decades, and yet he's still just 19.  And now, he's off on a loan move to League One Fleetwood Town, who are barely avoiding the relegation zone at the moment.

The nephew of former Ipswich great Chris Kiwomya and the one-time junior athletics champion in the 100m sprint, Kiwomya has always been known for his lightning speed.  He's been showing that off in the Chelsea Academy ever since joining in 2010 from Rotherham.  He was already playing regularly in the U18s as a 15-year-old and has been progressing up the ranks steadily, winning two FA Youth Cups, a UEFA Youth League, and an U21 Premier League title along the way.  Now, with the usual marker of about 100 youth games under his belt, he's hitting the loan circuit -- though with his contract expiring in the summer, he may be making a more permanent decision about his future soon.

Kiwomya's loan is for an initial period of just one month, though if he does well, it could get extended.  The young winger had tried his luck at Barnsley last year: his one month loan there was initially extended in February, but thanks in part of a managerial change at the club, he ended up featuring in just 5 matches before getting recalled.

Best of luck to him out there on the cold and windy Fylde Coast.

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