Bolton Wanderers can confirm the signing of Josh Earl on loan from Preston North End until January.
The 20-year-old defender came up through the ranks at Deepdale having joined them at the age of nine and made his senior debut for the Lilywhites in August 2017 against Reading.
To date, he has made 36 appearances for the Lancashire side in all competitions.
Earl had previously spent time on loan at Lancaster City in 2016/17, making six appearances for the Northern Premier League Division One North side.
He goes straight into the squad for Saturday’s Sky Bet League One opener away at Wycombe Wanderers.