Elliot Wynne has joined Trafford on a one-month loan to continue his development and make him better equipped for the challenges he will face at the top end of non-League football.
Though Wynne performed FA Cup heroics for Abbey Hey against Alty last season and has subsequently underlined why he is so highly rated after joining the Robins in the summer, he only turned 21 in November and is still relatively inexperienced.
He hasn’t had a minute’s first-team action in the league since the 3-2 Vanarama National League North defeat at Kidderminster Harriers at the end of September and his only other appearances since then have come in the Cheshire Senior Cup against Congleton at the start of November and in the FA Trophy match with Stockport midway through December.
It was felt a month’s-worth of competitive first-team opportunities with NPL Division One West side Trafford would be beneficial in the long-term for Alty and their promising young keeper, and the move was ratified this afternoon (Friday) on the proviso he can be recalled at any time.
Wynne has made six league starts for Alty, and three in cup competitions, keeping two clean sheets, and manager Phil Parkinson and his coaching staff not only wish him well at Trafford but also look forward to his return on February 2nd to compete once more with Tony Thompson for the number one jersey.
Reserves keeper Andrew Jones is registered for the Vanarama National League North and is expected to provide cover while Wynne is away.