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.