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31 August 2017

Midfielder moves to Haig Avenue on season-long loan

  • Chris Merrie moves to Southport on season-long loan.
  • Chris Merrie has made two cup appearances for Latics.
  • “Chris has done really well and needs experience,” Paul Cook

Latics midfielder Chris Merrie has joined Southport on a season-long loan.

The 18 year-old made his first team debut against Blackpool in the Carabao Cup, and featured again in the Checkatrade Trophy victory this week – impressing in both.

He joins the National League North side for 2017-18 with a big endorsement from Latics manager Paul Cook said: “Chris has done brilliantly throughout pre-season and in the cup games but he needs experience and we hope he can get that this season. We will keep a check on his progress and welcome him back to the club when the loan ends.”

Merrie has been at the Latics academy since the age of 14. 

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