Derby County midfielder Alex Babos has joined FC United on a month’s loan deal.
FC United of Manchester posted thanks to Derby on social media site Twitter after confirming the deal, with Babos available for the clash against Warrington Town.
The 21-year-old was a regular for Derby U23s this season, making six appearances. His move to FC United is his second loan spell after a switch to Real Union last term.
Babos lacks experience in senior football, and the move to the National League will give the youngster an opportunity to show what he can do.
As for his Derby future, it has arguably reached a pivotal moment in his career.
Over the summer, the Rams allowed several youngsters to leave the club. Luke Thomas signed for Barnsley, Kyle McAllister joined St. Mirren, Calum MacDonald left for Blackpool, Kellan Gordan joined Mansfield Town and Timi Elsnik was released.
All five players had something in common. They were no longer teenagers, and it was time for them to either push through at the Championship club or move on.
Babos is seemingly reaching a similar point. He turns 22 in January, and his contract at Derby expires next July after being retained by the club this past summer.
The Rams youngster has featured five times for the Wales U21 side, and FC United felt he ‘oozed class’ during his debut against Warrington last night.
Babos oozes class, his touches are crisp, his movement deliberate and he is causing WT problems. Another cross in from FC gets a deflection but this corner doesn’t work. FC get a free kick after a spoiling tackle and it’s Potts to deliver 0-1 ’75
— FC United of Manchester (@FCUnitedMcr) September 24, 2019