Bristol City Add Karleigh Osborne On Loan

By on November 4, 2013

Bristol City add to their defensive options with the signing of 25-year-old Millwall centre-half Karleigh Osborne on a one-month loan deal.

City boss Sean O’Driscoll made signing of an additional defender a priority after the injury to Lewis Dunk left his Robins squad short of defensive options. O’Driscoll told the club’s official website: “Karleigh has a wealth of experience in League One with Brentford, where he played over 150 games. Principally a centre-back or right-back, he is a quick no-nonsense defender who give us some much-needed strength in depth in one or two positions.”

Osborne heads to Ashton Gate in search of regular first-team football after making just one appearance for the Lions this season, starting in their 5-2 defeat against Bournemouth on 5 October. Osborne plays principally at centre-back, though he can also play at right-back. He made his Brentford debut at the age of just 17 against Hull in the final game of the 2004/05 season.

He has also spent time on loan at Hayes, Oxford United and Eastbourne Borough. On 13 July 2012 Osborne agreed a 2-year deal to join Kenny Jackett’s Millwall on a free transfer.