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TOM TO THE ALEX

STRIKER Tom Hitchcock has today (Thursday) joined Crewe Alexandra on loan.


The 21-year-old arrives at the League One side – currently 23rd in the table – ahead of Saturday’s home clash with Crawley Town.


Hitchcock flourished in League Two during a similar temporary stint at Bristol Rovers last season, where Hitchcock scored three times in just seven starts for The Gas. 


The youngster returned to make his R's first-team debut in August as a late substitute against Ipswich Town, netting a 90th-minute winner at Loftus Road in a 1-0 victory.


The frontman leads the scoring charts in Marc Bircham’s Elite Development Squad with nine including a hat-trick in the Premier League Cup win over AFC Wimbledon earlier this month.


Hitchcock, son of R’s goalkeeping coach Kevin, penned a new deal in June to extend his stay at the club until the summer of 2014.


The striker will remain at Gresty Road until 7th January.