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Jerome Sinclair joins Wigan on loan

Liverpool under-21 forward Jerome Sinclair has joined Championship strugglers Wigan Athletic on loan for the rest of the season.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, December 9, 2014: Liverpool's Jerome Sinclair celebrates scoring the third goal against FC Basel during the UEFA Youth League Group B match at Langtree Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The 18-year-old, who has scored an impressive 22 goals at youth levels this season, joins fellow Liverpool teenager Sheyi Ojo at the Latics.

Ojo, 17, has made his first appearances in professional football, winning Wigan’s man of the match three times in his seven appearances so far.

Wigan are currently 22nd in the Championship, but did pick up a win at the weekend courtesy of two goals from former Red Jermaine Pennant.

Latics boss Malky Mackay said:

“We had a long chat about Jerome and we both feel that this is a positive step for him to make in his career, which will hopefully benefit both clubs.

“We have to thank Liverpool for allowing him to come to Wigan, but they have seen how well Sheyi is progressing and that we are a club who will nurture a young player with potential. We are all hopeful he can make a good contribution during his time here.”

Under-21 centre-back Lloyd Jones joined League Two side Accrington Stanley on loan last week.

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