Ethan Walker has joined Morecambe FC on a season-long loan from Championship side Blackburn Rovers.
The forward broke through at his hometown team, Preston North End, and became the youngest player to appear for North End when he made his debut against Aston Villa aged 16 years and 156 days.
During his time with Preston, Walker had loan spells at Altrincham, Stalybridge Celtic, Carlisle United and AFC Fylde before joining Blackburn in Summer 2022.
He signed a two-year deal with Blackburn Rovers in the Summer of 2022 and comes to Morecambe to continue the next stage of his development.
Manager Derek Adams said: “Ethan is a young, hungry forward who wants to continue his development and we see this as a good opportunity for him to do that at the same time as helping us in League Two this season.”
“You can see from his career to date that he hasn’t been afraid to go out and test himself in men’s football and try to push himself and those are fantastic attributes for us to bring to Morecambe FC.”