CHIPPENHAM Town have swooped to sign Chelsea goalkeeper Jared Thompson on a season’s long loan, subject to the satisfactory completion of the relevant paperwork.

The 18-year-old Swindon-born stopper, who has been capped by England at U16, U17 and U18 level, signed professional forms at Stamford Bridge in February last year.

Bluebirds manager Mark Collier said: “ I am delighted that Chelsea have allowed us to secure Jared for the season. He will continue to train with Chelsea during the week."