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Wootton makes Rovers return

Posted by nickogs20 on September 30, 2010

The latest youngster to leave United on loan this week is Scott Wootton, who has moved to his hometown club Tranmere Rovers for the next month.

With Rovers suffering from a spate of injuries in defence, Birkenhead-born Wootton moves to Prenton Park as emergency cover and should go straight into Les Parry’s squad for the visit of Brighton this Saturday. The 19 year-old centre-back started his football career at Tranmere’s Centre of Excellence before moving to Liverpool and then United, so in more ways than one he’ll be returning to his roots. Parry is delighted to have secured Wootton’s services, telling his club’s official site:

“I’m pleased to be able to bring Scott to the Club. He’s a highly rated young defender and with Marlon Broomes and Ash Taylor injured and Jermaine Grandison picking up an injury just before the end of his loan spell it was important we brought a player of his quality into the Club. I’d like to thank Manchester United for allowing him to come to us for a month.”

Wootton’s departure takes the number of players United now have out on loan to fifteen, with seven of those coming in the past couple of weeks ahead of the current lengthy gap between reserve fixtures. For those keeping count at home, here’s a list of the fifteen fledglings who’ve flown the nest so far:

Nick Ajose – Bury
Reece Brown – Bradford City
James Chester – Carlisle United
Tom Cleverley – Wigan Athletic
Ritchie de Laet – Sheffield United
Conor Devlin – Hartlepool United
Mame Biram Diouf – Blackburn Rovers
Danny Drinkwater – Cardiff City
Oliver Gill – Bradford City
Matt James – Preston North End
Joshua King – Preston North End
Oliver Norwood – Carlisle United
Cameron Stewart – Yeovil Town
Danny Welbeck – Sunderland
Scott Wootton – Tranmere Rovers

Very few reserve regulars remain at the club – there’s really only Magnus Eikrem, Corry Evans, Marnick Vermijl and Robbie Brady, plus the injured Joe Dudgeon and Davide Petrucci. Eikrem and Evans are contenders to go out on loan, presumably with no shortage of suitors, but may instead train with the first team and hope for a chance in the upcoming Carling Cup tie with Wolves. Brady, only just back to full fitness, might be kept in cotton wool rather than risked out on loan, while Vermijl is still settling in at Old Trafford after his summer move from Standard Liège.

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