AIRBUS have loaned goalkeeper Niki Lee-Bulmer to Rhyl.

The loan will be for a maximum of three months but Airbus have a seven-day recall clause and Bulmer will not be available to play against the Wingmakers whilst on loan.

Chester-born Bulmer, 23, missed the whole of last season with a serious shoulder injury which required surgery, but returned to the Airbus squad at the start of this season without being able to dislodge first-choice gloveman James Coates.

Bulmer attracted the attention of Manchester United as an 11-year-old, spending five years at Old Trafford before joining Queens Park Rangers. 

A regular member of the Under-18s at Loftus Road, he was loaned to Hayes & Yeading before being released in December 2010 and signing for Airbus the following February.

He has made a total of 31 Welsh Premier appearances and will make his Rhyl debut against The New Saints on Saturday.

"We are happy to let Niki go to Rhyl to help them out of a situation, Andy Preece has openly spoke of how highly he rates him and getting games up Rhyl after a nightmare 18 months for the player will only help both clubs," says Airbus chief operating officer Stewart Roberts.

"We are lucky that we have Coates, Bulmer and young Conor Wearing out on loan at Llandudno Town, all of whom are excellent goalkeepers in their own right."

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