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25 February 2014

Fulham midfielder Ryan Tunnicliffe joins Wigan Athletic on loan.

Wigan Athletic are delighted to confirm the loan signing of 21-year-old midfielder Ryan Tunnicliffe from Fulham for the remainder of the season.

The former England Youth Team player, who was schooled at Manchester United for over 10 years, followed his former mentor Rene Meulensteen to Craven Cottage on the final day of the January transfer window.

He impressed greatly in his two Premier League appearances for the Cottagers in their terrific 2-2 draw at Old Trafford and in the narrow defeat to Liverpool.

The former Peterborough United and Barnsley loanee spent the first half of the 2013/14 season on loan at Ipswich Town from Old Trafford, making 29 appearances including one at the DW Stadium as Latics won 2-0 in September.

Latics manager Uwe Rosler said:

"Ryan is a very promising prospect player who has experience in the Championship, and after we lost Ben, I am delighted we have got someone who is so football-educated, having come through the ranks at Manchester United under Sir Alex Ferguson.

"He is a different type of player from Ben but will definitely add a new dimension to us."

During his time at Peterborough, Tunnicliffe made his first professional appearance as an 87th minute substitute against Crystal Palace in August 2011 and went on to 30 times in total.

Tunnicliffe made his Manchester United debut as a late substitute in the League Cup against Newcastle United in September 2012, playing alongside Nick Powell.

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