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Sky Bet Transfer Fund profile: Todd Kane

8 January 2015

Chelsea youth player Todd Kane has signed with Nottingham Forest thanks to the Sky Bet Transfer Fund. We take a look at his career to date:

Todd Kane is a versatile full-back who came up through the youth ranks at Chelsea, having joined them as an under-eight, before signing a professional contract in July 2011.

He was a key part of the Blues' squad that lifted the 2011/12 FA Youth Cup, beating Blackburn Rovers 4-1 over two legs in the final, and he also won the Premier Reserve League with the club in 2010/11.

In November 2012 Kane was given his first taste of The Football League, making his professional debut whilst on loan at Preston North End, and he went on to play five times in all competitions for the Lilywhites.

A couple short-term loan spells at Blackburn followed in the latter stages of the 2012/13 season before he signed fresh deals with Chelsea to keep him at the club until 2016.

The 21-year-old then returned to Ewood Park at the start of 2013/14 for a season-long loan deal, in which he played 28 times for the Sky Bet Championship side, scoring twice.

This term Kane has spent time on loan with Sky Bet League 1 high-flyers Bristol City, making seven appearances, before returning to Chelsea.

Read more: Chelsea defender Todd Kane joins Nottingham Forest on loan thanks to the Sky Bet Transfer Fund

Internationally, Kane has played regularly for England Under-19s and was called into the Under-21 squad for the first time in August 2013, for a friendly against Scotland, but he is yet to make his debut for Gareth Southgate's side.

Thanks to the Sky Bet Transfer Fund, the youngster will now join up with Stuart Pearce's Nottingham Forest squad as they aim to get back on track after a run of only two wins in 17 Sky Bet Championship games.

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