Manager hails "excellent" Chelsea loanee for impressing new teammates

'Excellent': Manager claims 19-year-old Chelsea loanee has blown away his new teammates in training already

Peterborough United manager Grant McCann has given a glowing assessment on how Chelsea prospect Lucas Bergstrom has started out on loan.

Lucas Bergstrom, 19, is an exciting young talent that Chelsea have decided to send out on loan for the 2022/23 season.

The Blues-owned goalkeeper has completed a move to League One side Peterborough, who will be hoping to bounce back from Championship relegation last season.

He’s played regularly at youth level without making a first-team debut for Chelsea. It’s now a chance to enjoy a first loan spell and to get senior minutes in senior English football.

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Positive start for Lucas Bergstrom

Peterborough boss McCann has been blown away by how well Bergstrom has settled into his new surroundings.

The 19-year-old Chelsea loanee appears to have impressed teammates in training already, as well as his manager.

“Lucas has come in the last few days and been excellent, the boys have been really impressed with him,” McCann said.

Bergstrom needs to use this pre-season to make sure he’s in the Peterborough starting line-up on the first day of the League One season, which starts away to Cheltenham on 30 July.

He’s a 6ft 7in goalkeeper that’s going to truly develop and learn from minutes on the pitch.

There’s a plethora of talented young shot-stoppers on Chelsea’s books right now, so it’ll be interesting to see where Bergstrom fits into that pecking order once he’s had his chance to shine on loan.

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