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Athletic Bolster Defense with Davey

By USLChampionship.com Staff, 07/12/19, 10:35AM EDT

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Former Chelsea Academy center back joins club ahead of clash with Indy

HARTFORD, Conn. – Hartford Athletic announced on Friday the signing of defender Alex Davey, pending league and federation approval.

Davey, a former Scottish youth international, brings invaluable experience from across the pond. A natural center back, the 24-year old spent eight years in Chelsea FC's youth academy, winning the FA Youth Cup in 2012. After earning a professional contract in July that year, Davey made numerous appearances for Chelsea's U-21 side and led the squad to the 2014 U-21 Premier League title.

Subsequently, Davey spent three seasons on loan including Scunthorpe United, Peterborough United and Torquay United before departing the Blues in the spring of 2017. He most recently made 10 appearances for National League side Dagenham & Redbridge in 2018-19. 

On the international stage, Davey made seven appearances and scored one goal for Scotland's U-19 side.

Davey will fill the international player slot occupied by Nikolaj Lyngø, who has left the club by mutual agreement between himself and the club. Lyngø made 10 appearances and eight starts in a Hartford Athletic kit, tallying 37 clearances, eight blocks, and nine interceptions. 

The Athletic return to action on Saturday night when they host Indy Eleven in the formal opening of the renovated Dillon Stadium at 5 p.m. ET. 

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