Notts County prodigy Luther Munakandafa has joined National League North club Boston United on a loan deal lasting the remainder of the season.
The Magpies recalled the young striker from Southern League Premier side Basford United where he made a fantastic impact to the side scoring 4 goals and assisting 6 in the 23 appearances he made for the club. During his tenure at Greenwich Avenue this season, he was also on the scoresheet as Basford knocked his new club out of the FA Cup in October.
Munakandafa is a great, young talent for Notts County who are clearly seeing his potential by sending him to a much more competitive league in the National League North and to a club with such qualities as Boston United where he will play alongside fought after attacker Scott Pollock who is rumoured to be among Notts County’s transfer targets.
Basford United thanked Munakandafa for his contributions and wished him the very best for the future.
Another player out the door at Meadow Lane, Notts County have also today confirmed that goalkeeper Brad Young will return to his parent club Leicester City.
Brad Young made 2 appearances for the Magpies this season with a shock defeat to Coalville in the FA Cup being his most recent outing where Notts County lost 3-2 at Meadow Lane.
Unfortunately, Young never managed to break into the first team for Notts County and due to a knee injury was never able to properly push Sam Slocombe for the n0.1 shirt, leading to a recall of highly rated youngster, Tiernan Brooks.
It is likely Notts will be in the market for a new backup keeper to challenge Sam Slocombe so they are able to send Brooks back out on loan to continue his first team development.
Notts County give their best wishes to the young shot stopper (no pun intended) and wish him a speedy recovery with his knee rehabilitation.
Notts County have confirmed that midfielder Frank Vincent has returned to Meadow Lane following the imminent expiry of his short-term loan at National League club Aldershot Town.
Frank Vincent immediately became a starter for The Shots, making 20 appearances for the club and scoring once since his arrival back in August.
Vincent will have his work cut out for him despite his impressive performances for Aldershot, if he plans on breaking into the Notts starting 11 following the signing of highly rated John Bostock, who recently made his first start in the league on New Year’s Day. Notts County have strong competition for midfield places, and it wouldn’t be unlikely to see either Vincent or Ed Francis, who has failed to consistently nail down a first team place, go out on loan for the remainder of the season.
No update has been given by Notts County following the soon to be finishing loan of Joel Taylor who currently plays with National League side Dagenham and Redbridge.
Joel Taylor has made 5 starts for the daggers this season and has become a starting player for Daryl McMahon’s (Dagenham and Redbridge manager) side who I assume would be searching for a loan extension on the fullback.
Luke Williams admits he needs to sit down with Joel Taylor to discuss his options and takes the blame for that to not have happened already.
No further update has been given on Portuguese attacker Quevin Castro as his loan at Notts County comes to an end shortly.
Castro joined Notts County on a loan deal from West Bromwich Albion and has been a new attacking threat for the magpies this season, scoring debatably the goal of the season so far with a wonder strike away at York City in the league. Castro has made 13 appearances in black and white this season, scoring 4 along the way.
Luke Williams has hinted that he would like to extend the loan of West Brom’s young player but will need to sit down with the player and parent club who play a large part of whether it can be arranged.
*Article provided by Matthew Dudley (Notts County Correspondent).
*Main image @Official_NCFC Luther Munakandafa joins Boston on loan for the remainder of the season.