Packham heads to Bohemians on loan

Young defender will spend rest of the campaign in Dublin.

By Charlie Hanson • 14 February 2022

By Paul Hazlewood
Sam Packham joined Albion as an eight-year-old.

Under-23s defender Sam Packham has joined League of Ireland Premier Division Bohemians on loan until June.

The 20-year-old has made 13 Premier League 2 appearances so far this season and joins a Bohs team who are about to get their league campaign underway for 2022.

Under-23s coach Andrew Crofts, “This is really good opportunity for Sam to test himself in men’s football and experience the game outside of the academy setup for the first time.

“It represents a good first step into a different environment and we will be keeping a close eye on how he progresses over the rest of the season.”

Packham joined Albion as an eight-year-old, progressing through the ranks before signing his first professional contract with the club in 2020.