Samuels heads to Fleetwood

Defender joins up with League One side for rest of the season.

By Bruce Talbot • 01 February 2024

By Paul Hazlewood
Imari Samuels is joining League One Fleetwood Town on loan.

Defender Imari Samuels is joining League One Fleetwood Town on loan for the rest of the season.

Under-21s head coach Shannon Ruth said, “This is a great first senior loan for Imari. He has produced some excellent performances for the under-21s this season and gained valuable experience training with the first-team squad as well.

We’re looking forward to seeing how he progresses in a senior environment at Fleetwood and we wish him all the best for the remainder of the season.”

By Paul Hazlewood
Imari Samuels in action against Wycombe in the Bristol Street Motors Trophy on Wednesday.

Samuels, who celebrates his 21st birthday next Tuesday, joined Albion from Reading in 2022 and played 19 Premier League 2 games last season.

He was named in the first-team squad for the first time last May for the Premier League game against Newcastle.

Samuels has been a regular for the under-21s this season, making eight Premier League 2 appearances, and played four times in the club’s run to the quarter-finals of the Bristol Street Motors Trophy.