Barbadian Teenager Forde joins York City on loan

Young attacker Shaqai Forde, whose father Fabian played for Barbados, has transferred from Championship team Watford to English fifth-tier National League side York City on loan until the end of the season.

At the 2002 Central American and Caribbean Games, Fabian Forde, who is now 41, twice represented Barbados. He made his debut for the Barbados under-23s in a 4-1 loss to Guyana under-23s in a qualifier for the 2004 Olympic Games the following September.

His 18-year-old son, who becomes the new Minstermen manager David Webb’s first acquisition, has played regularly for the Hornets’ minor teams and earned his senior debut last season against Leicester City in the FA Cup’s third round.

Forde made a strong impression for the club’s under-23s and under-18s before signing his first professional deal with Watford before the start of this season.

As a result of his efforts last season, he was named Watford’s young player of the year.

With just three games for Kings Langley in the Southern League Premier Division last season, the forward scored two goals and recorded an assist. This is his second loan transfer away from the Hornets.

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