AFC Fylde have bolstered their defensive ranks with the loan signing of Wigan Athletic youngster Sam Stubbs.

The 19-year-old, son of former Everton ace Alan Stubbs, will join the Coasters on an initial one month deal until February 3rd.

The Liverpool-born centre-half signed professional terms with the Latics ahead of the 2017-18 season, having been with the club since 14 years old.

Initially with Everton at a young age, Stubbs has featured for the Wigan first team this season, making his debut in a 2-1 Carabao Cup victory over Blackpool in August.

The physical defender joined Crewe Alexandra later that month, making eight appearances for the League Two side.

Stubbs will wear the number 26 for the Coasters.