News in brief: Solanke award, Whites keeper joins Boro, Doughty back

first_imgSolanke is seen as a major prospectChelseaTeenager Dominic Solanke has been named England men’s youth player of the year. His four goals helped England win the European Under-17 Championship in May and as a result he was named Uefa’s Star of 2014.FulhamWhites goalkeeper Marek Rodak has joined Conference South side Farnborough on a two-month loan deal. Rodak played a key role in Fulham’s run to the FA Youth Cup final last season, and he made the first team’s matchday squad for the first time last month when he was an unused substitute for the win at Leeds. Among Rodak’s team-mates at Farnborough will be Brentford defender Gradi Milenge, who joined yesterday on a month-long loan.FA Youth CupHolders Chelsea will host either Swansea or Doncaster Rovers in the fifth round, if they can overcome Huddersfield Town next week. The young Blues play their fourth-round tie against Huddersfield at Aldershot on Tuesday but, should they win, they will not know their next opponents until the Swans meet Doncaster on 21 January. All fifth-round ties are to be played by 31 January, unless mutually agreed otherwise.QPRMidfielder Michael Doughty has returned to Loftus Road from his loan spell at Gillingham. The 22-year-old made 13 appearances for the Gills in all competitions and was due to be with them until 24 January, but the change in management at the Priestfield has seen him return earlier than scheduled.Ryan WilliamsThe Fulham midfielder’s loan spell at Barnsley has come to an end. Australian Williams, 21, played seven times for the League One side.BrentfordGoalkeeper Mark Smith has extended his loan at Hampton & Richmond Borough for another two months. The 18-year-old, a former QPR youth-team keeper, first joined the Ryman League side in October but will now stay at the Beveree until the middle of March.WealdstoneGoalkeeper Jonathan North has won the Conference South player of the month award for December. North conceded only two goals in four league games during the month, as the Stones remained unbeaten.Hampton & Richmond BoroughThe Beaver will host a Brentford XI in a friendly on Tuesday 17 February.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

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