Sean McGinty is set for a youth loan to Tranmere Rovers on the deadline day for transfers in the npower Football League.
The teenager, who has performed at full-back and also in the heart of the defence for the Under-21s of late, will aid the League One side's push for promotion after the two clubs reached an agreement on Thursday.
The deal will run until the end of the season for McGinty, who scored in the recent victory at West Brom for Warren Joyce's team but did not travel to the United States for the Dallas Cup. The former Charlton man has made 10 starts in the Barclays Under-21 Premier League this term.
The Republic of Ireland Under-19 international has also had previous loan stints with Morecambe, Oxford and Carlisle.