AFC Fylde have signed promising midfielder Mason Fawns on loan from Oldham Athletic until the end of the season.

Having started his career with Blackburn Rovers, Fawns joined League One club Oldham in 2016 and made his first-team debut in August in a Carabao Cup match against Burton Albion. He made his League One debut three days later against Walsall.

The 19-year-old spent time with Ashton United earlier this season and Fylde boss Dave Challinor is eager to see what his new man can do.

Challinor said: “This gives us a good chance to have a look at another talented young player and give him some first team experience.

“We have a lot of games coming up so to have more numbers can only be beneficial. We can’t have too many good players at the moment.

“Primarily he’s an attacking midfielder but he can do a bit of everything and hopefully he will add to the squad.”

Fawns becomes the third Oldham player to spend time with the Coasters this season following previous loan spells for George Edmundson and Jamie Stott.