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Jerome Sinclair appears headed to Wigan on loan

The young striker looks set to join Sheyi Ojo on loan at Wigan for the remainder of the season.

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It wasn't long ago that Jaime Carragher was saying that Liverpool academy star Jerome Sinclair needs a loan to gain first-team playing time, and it looks like he'll be getting exactly that after Wigan approached Liverpool for a loan of the 18 year old striker for the rest of the season.

Wigan, who also have Sheyi Ojo enjoying a successful loan spell, are currently in the relegation zone of the Championship thanks to having the third-worst attack in the league. The loss of Callum McManaman to West Brom in January took the teeth out of their attack, and they've been shut out in three of their last six matches.

Sinclair can potentially add a big boost to a strike corps currently anchored by James McClean and Marc-Antione Fortune, who have scored a whopping seven goals between them in the league this season. Sinclair's pace and drive could be a huge asset as Wigan tries to avoid falling to the third tier of English football, and we should expect to see him get plenty of time on the pitch down the stretch.

Especially in light of the good play Ojo has been able to get with Wigan since joining them a month ago, this should be a very good move both for Sinclair and for Liverpool. Being able to develop good young players, especially strikers, is huge for any club. Developing a player with Sinclair's apparent potential? That could prove a game-changer for the club in a few years.

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