O’Donnell joins Thurrock while Lacey extends loan at Eastbourne

Hatters defender Alex Lacey
Hatters defender Alex Lacey

ATTACK-minded full-back JJ O’Donnell has joined Blue Square Bet South strugglers Thurrock on loan for the rest of the season.

Having shone when at Hampton & Richmond earlier in the campaign, he had also helped the Hatters to progress in the FA Trophy, before they crashed out to York at the weekend.

O’Donnell made his debut for Thurrock as they beat Dorchester Town 2-0 on Saturday.

Meanwhile, young defender Alex Lacey has extended his loan with Eastbourne Borough until the end of the season.

He helped his side to a 2-1 win at Staines Town in Blue Square Bet South on Saturday.

On the loans, boss Gary Brabin said: “It’s part of the development for both Alex and JJ.

“We spoke to them about going to play competitive football which they did earlier in the season.”

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