National League North side Blyth Spartans have confirmed the loan signing of Wigan Athletic youth player Jack Saunders on a one-month deal.
The Latics have moved to allow Saunders to continue his development by sanctioning a move to the non-league with Blyth Spartans.
Saunders began his career in the non-league with Charnock Richards before moving to Leek Town in 2018. He has since moved to the DW Stadium in the summer as his career begins to grow at just 20-years-old.
The Latics added the centre-back to their development squad as an investment for the future, but this has seen him make the move to Lee Clark’s Blyth side as they look to push towards safety from relegation out of the National League North.
Having signed today from Wigan, Saunders is available to make his debut for his new side at the weekend when they face Stockport County at Croft Park.
Paul Cook’s side have been struggling themselves this season as they currently sit second from bottom in the Championship and two points from safety. They have also looked to tie down key young players, with a new contract being handed to star talent Joe Gelhardt last month.
This move will be very beneficial for Saunders to get some much-needed first-team experience at Blyth Spartans as he looks to break into Paul Cook’s lineup.
There is no guarantee that Saunders will make a brilliant impact with just a month to prove himself, however, this brief stint could develop into an extended stay, should he do well up until January.