TEENAGE defender Joe Romanski will spend a month on loan at Southern Division One South club Melksham Town.

Romanski, 19, links up with Richard Fey’s squad amid Melksham’s defensive woes that have seen the tier four non-league side concede 19 goals in their first six competitive fixtures.

The academy graduate is one of four players to be sent on loan so far this term - Ralph Graham has joined Highworth, Jermaine McGlashan linked up with Chesterfield while Luke Haines made the switch to Chippenham.

Will Henry is also expected to be on the move this week, while Richie Wellens continues to search for a suitable opportunity for academy graduate goalkeeper Archie Matthews.

Confirming the news, Town first-team coach Tommy Wright told the Adver that Romanski’s time at Melksham could help him come out of his shell.

He added: “It’s difficult for Joe (Romanski), there is no reserve league and he needs game.

“We can keep an eye on him at Melksham, it benefits both parties.

“Joe was a bit quiet at first, and I think he needs to be a bit more outgoing really. But he has got attributes.

“One day in training we were working on crossing, and his crossing was first class – it was excellent.

“He’s got to aspire to be better and be driven. I don’t want him to be frightened to have an opinion, I want him to know that he is good enough to be where he is.”