Following a 5-month spell at League One club Gillingham, Chelsea midfielder Jordan Houghton will now spend his time and hopefully get some minutes on the pitch at another English club. Today, Chelsea confirmed that Houghton will move to League Two side Plymouth Argyle until the end of the season on a loan deal.
Plymouth Argyle manager Derek Adams commented on Houghton's acquisition, saying that the loan move to his club is only one of the steps the player will take to move up within the Blues' ranks.
"Jordan's a central midfield player; right-sided, good on the ball; a good passer. He can score goals; create chances. He's 6ft and 20 years of age and looking to move his career on at Chelsea."
"It gives him the benefit of coming here and trying to get some first-team football. He will probably have looked at the likes of [Hiram] Boateng, [Oscar] Threlkeld and [Craig] Tanner, who are younger players like himself, and have all come in and benefited from that."
"He's played for England at a number of age levels, right up to Under-20. To be in the system at Chelsea from a young age is obviously beneficial to him. This is just the next stage in his progression to try to make the Chelsea first-team one day."
-Derek Adams; Source: Plymouth Argyle official website
High praise for Houghton and hopefully this will translate into a lot of opportunities for him to get more experience as a professional footballer under his belt. Best of luck to him!