Farnborough Football Club are delighted to announce the loan additions of Goalkeeper Marek Rodák, Defender Gradi Milenge as well as the renewal of Michael Richens loan.

We are pleased to welcome:

Marek Rodák joins on a two month loan from Sky Bet Championship outfit Fulham. A goalkeeper that is pushing hard for the 1st team squad, Marek is extremely highly regarded and a Slovakian international.

Gradi Milenge joins on a months loan until 8 February, also from a Sky Bet Championship, Brentford. A towering centre half from Brentford’s U21’s who won youth team player of the year last season.

Midfielder Michael Richens has signed a loan agreement until the end of the season from Sky Bet League One side Stevenage FC. Already well known to Boro’ fans, Michael has netted three times during his initial loan spell, including two recent spectacular long range goals against Whitehawk and Chelmsford City.

Leaving the Club:

Fejiri Okenabirhie, also known as Feye, has mutually cancelled his season long loan and returned to Sky Bet League One side Stevenage FC.

Commenting on the additions and departures, Manager Spencer Day said: “I’m delighted getting Michael for the rest of the season.

“It’s been a difficult negotiation this week with a number of clubs interested in him which is no surprise after his performances with us but he’s chosen us which is great news. I’m also grateful to Leon at Stevenage for the deal.

“Our goalkeeping position is a difficult one but our relationship with Fulham is superb. Dillon [Barnes] is a training professional there and was only meant to be our number two but has done really well for us but in Marek, Fulham are giving us a full professional who they say is pushing hard for a first team spot.

“Dillon remains with us and as much as he deserves to play our relationship works both ways and to be able to use Marek is a fantastic opportunity and I hope he does well and continues his progression into Fulham’s first team.

“Gradi comes into a squad to give serious competition to our defensive back four or five. He trained last night and although young again looks a real prospect and is another player that Brentford rate highly.

Explaining striker Fejiri Okenabirhie’s departure, Day added: “Faye has returned to his parent club [Stevenage] and we thank him for his time here. He’s a cracking lad but it just hasn’t happened for him here but I’ve no doubt he will succeed in the very near future.”

“January is always a busy month with comings and goings but the vast majority of my squad remains the same after my major reshuffle in November and I can only tinker around the edges.

“With no funds I can only rely on the relationships and generosity of the senior parent clubs to give me free loans and I am grateful for their continued support.

“We welcome the two new lads and wish them all the best starting in our massive FA Trophy tie at Maidenhead tomorrow”

We are also disappointed to learn that Oxford United loanee Freddie Grant has announced that he will be ruled out of action for 6-8 weeks after suffering an ankle injury in an FA Youth Cup fixture.

The updated Squad list can be viewed here.

Thank you for your continued support.


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