Tranmere Rovers have signed attacking midfielder Elliot Osborne on a month`s loan from Sky Bet League One side Fleetwood Town.

Originally a trainee with Port Vale, Osborne was signed by Evo-Stik Northern Premier trfcLeague Premier Division side Nantwich Town in the 2014/15 season and went on to win the young player of the year award for that season.

Last season, the 20-year-old went on to score 22 goals in all competitions for the Dabbers, including a dozen from the penalty spot.

His form alerted a number of clubs and Fleetwood beat others to secure his signature in June.

He is available for Tranmere’s next fixture against Dagenham & Redbridge on Saturday.

Interim manager Paul Carden said: “With the recent injuries we have suffered, suspension to Jeff Hughes and Lois Maynard’s upcoming international duty with St Kitts & Nevis, we felt it necessary to strengthen our midfield options.

“Elliot is a player we have watched closely and will bring good quality to the squad. I’d like to thank Uwe Rosler and Fleetwood Town for allowing him to join us.”


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