Young forward Ethan Walker has joined Altrincham on a youth loan for the remainder of the 2019/20 season.
The 17-year-old heads to the National League North side to gain valuable first team experience after impressing for North End's U18s in recent seasons.
Walker signed his first professional contract in October after making his first team debut against Aston Villa back in December 2018.
Ethan can be recalled after 28 days and will still be available to play youth team football for PNE in agreeement of both parties.
Everyone at the club would like to wish Ethan the best during his loan spell.