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Rob Kiernan Off To Accrington On Loan

Rob Kiernan Off To Accrington On Loan

Wigan Athletic youngster Rob Kiernan has joined League 2 outfit Accrington Stanley on loan until the end of the season

The 21 year old centre-back joined the Latics in the summer after turning down a contract extension at Watford, Kiernan was recommended to Wigan Athletic by former club skipper Matt Jackson and the Republic of Ireland under 21 international is highly regarded at the club

Kiernan has featured throughout the season for the reserves putting in some excellent performances, Latics boss Roberto Martinez now feels that it's time for the youngster to get some first team experience to bring him on to the next level, speaking to the Latics official website Martinez said: 'This is a fantastic opportunity for Rob to enjoy competitive football at a high standard, and I'm sure his development will continue at Accrington.

'We have a number of young players out on loan at the moment all getting much needed First Team action at this stage of their career and we look forward to welcoming them back as new players at the end of the season.'

Kiernan off to Stanley

By permission of Bernard Platt/Wigan Athletic

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Writer:Barry Worthington
Date:Friday March 16 2012
Time: 3:06PM


Some connections at Accrington now with ex player Paul Cook managing them, Lee Nichols and Rob Kiernan on loan plus a couple of our ex-youth players in their squad
16/03/2012 15:12:00
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