Aldershot Town have signed defender Callum Buckley on loan from Premier League side AFC Bournemouth for the remainder of the season.
The Basingstoke-born 21-year-old has twice been a substitute for Eddie Howe’s first-team this season, in EFL Cup ties against Morecambe and Preston North End, having previously enjoyed loan spells in National League South.
Buckley turned professional in the summer of 2014 and initially spent two months on loan with Dorchester Town, from August to October of that year. He then spent a further two months with Concord Rangers, in January and February 2015, before a spell with his home-town club at the end of 2015.
Buckley then made fifteen appearances for Eastbourne Borough between February and April 2016, before featuring as a second half substitute for The Cherries against AC Milan in Warren Cummings’ testimonial in September.
Buckley will be available for selection as The Shots travel to Gateshead this weekend.