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Fulham Sign Jazz Richards On Loan

Swansea City youngster Ashley Jazz Richards has completed his 1-month loan move to Fulham this week.

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Fulham have completed the signing of 23-year-old midfielder or right back Ashley Jazz Richards. This is Fulham's first signing of the January transfer window and is expected to bring stability to the prosperous side.

'The versatile full-back made his debut for the Swans in the Championship as an 18-year-old, and has since gone on to make 48 appearances for the club.' The club's official announcement read.

After a lack of game time with the Welsh side, Richards found himself in desperate need of First Team football. The 23-year-old has made 10 appearances for the Swans this season, but has not featured in the Premier League since being substituted at half-time in the 4-1 defeat by Liverpool in December.

The Swansea-born 23-year-old has four international caps to his name to date, and so has worked closely with Fulham boss – Wales’ assistant manager – Kit Symons already.

Having been on-loan to both Huddersfield Town and Crystal Palace the wing back has good Championship experience, a quality which was lacking in the Fulham side.

The player is expected to make his debut in Fulham's away match against Blackburn Rovers:

"I know George Williams here, too, and I’ve had a brief chat with him, and everything sounds good so I can’t wait to get started." The player told the club's official site.