Loan Deals For Defensive Duo

Two of Wanderers’ defenders have secured loan moves to National League North sides with Liam Edwards returning to Southport and Adam Senior heading to York City.

Senior has been re-called from a successful loan at Northern Premier League side Ashton United to link up with the Minstermen for an initial month.

And Edwards, having fought back from a lengthy time out through injury, will go to Southport for a similar spell, having previously been on loan at Haig Avenue in November, 2018.

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The 25-year-old central defender had been out of action for the best part of two years but recently returned as a late substitute in Wanderers’ Papa John’s Trophy win at Rochdale.

He will now get the chance to gain further match fitness with Southport, while right-back Senior, 19, moves up the non-league ladder by joining York who are currently 10th in the National League North table – seven places above Southport.

“They are excellent moves for both of them,” said Wanderers’ boss Ian Evatt.

“We were delighted for Liam to come on get a few minutes at Rochdale after all the hard work and effort he has put in to get back on a football pitch.

“We have got a lot of quality defenders here so this is the best chance for him in the short term to go and play some first-team football and further build up his fitness.

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“Adam has had a really good time at Ashton and done well for them, so this is the perfect move for him at this stage to go up a level and test himself at a big club in that division.”

Senior trained with York on Friday and is looking to make an impact with Steve Watson’s side, which moved into a new ground earlier this year.

“It’s a nice set-up at the training ground and stadium. It’s brand new and looks class out there,” said Senior, whose City debut could come at Curzon Ashton on Saturday.

“It will be a good experience for me. It’s something new and it’s about getting the experience against men and hopefully take that into my career with Bolton.

“It was good at Ashton and I’m thankful for that opportunity. I really enjoyed it. They were a good set of lads and had a good manager there.”

Edwards is in line to start his second loan spell with the Sandgrounders at home to Boston United on Saturday.

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