Young Preston North End pair Adam O’Reilly and Ethan Walker have joined Stalybridge Celtic for the remainder of the season on youth loans.

O’Reilly, who signed his first professional contract 12 months ago, heads out to get valuable first-team experience.

After a loan spell earlier in the season at Altrincham, Walker, who also signed a pro deal back in October, will be looking to build on the experience gained during his time with the Robins.

Both players can be recalled after 28 days, with second-year scholar Walker still available to play youth team football for PNE in agreement of both parties.