Youngsters go out on loan

Wigan Warriors confirm five youngsters who are set to go out on loan and dual registration to other clubs to gain first team experience.

First team player Alex Sutton has signed on an initial two-week loan at Swinton Lions and is set to feature for the Betfred League 1 side in their fixture against Doncaster this weekend. The deal comes after the 19-year-old had a successful loa spell at Championship outfit Newcastle Thunder earlier this year.

Train-on squad players Toby Brannan and Jack Bibby have both joined Workington Town on initial two-week loan deals, while Ben O’Keefe has signed for Rochdale – also on a two-week deal.

In dual registration news, youngster Tom Forber will link up with Newcastle this weekend for their Championship game against Featherstone Rovers. First teamer Sam Halsall is also named in Thunder’s squad for Saturday’s game.