Exclusive: Saffron Walden sign QPR defender's brother

PUBLISHED: 16:16 21 January 2013 | UPDATED: 16:16 21 January 2013

Saffron Walden Town FC have signed Jake Young, brother of Queen's Park Ranger's defender Luke Young.

Saffron Walden Town FC have signed Jake Young, brother of Queen's Park Ranger's defender Luke Young.

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SAFFRON Walden have added a touch of Premier League class to the squad as the season enters the final leg.

Jake Young, the younger brother of Queens Park Ranger defender Luke Young, has joined the Bloods following his release from West Ham and a short spell at Harlow Town FC.

The versatile defender gives Walden manager Colin Wallington more options across the back four and in midfield.

“I haven’t seen him in a game situation yet but he looks very good in training,” Wallington told the Reporter.

“He has a good attitude and he is the sort of lad that will be determined to prove his worth to the club. He is predominately a centre back or a full back but I will move him about to find out how to best utilise his talent.”

Young, a Saffron Walden based player, played youth football in the town before being snapped up by West Ham when he was 10-years-old. He spent the next eight years at the club where he qualified as a referee and earned his level one and two FA coaching badges.

There is more good news for the Bloods as Dan Phelan is also returning to the squad after spending time in Thailand. The centre back’s last game was the FA Vase exit against Haverhill Rovers on September 15.

Wallington said: “I really like him as a player and he was a big miss for us. He can play a lot of positions well and will be vital for us down the stretch.”

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