Morecambe sign Bury's Joe Widdowson on two-month loan

Joe Widdowson
Joe Widdowson was released by Northampton at the end of last season

Morecambe have signed Bury left-back Joe Widdowson on loan for two months.

The League Two leaders needed cover in that position after Laurence Wilson suffered a knee injury in a 2-1 victory at Cambridge on 23 August.

Widdowson, who joined Bury on a free transfer following his departure from Northampton at the end of last season, has only appeared once for the Shakers.

The 25-year-old could make his debut on Saturday as the Shrimps look to extend their 100% league start at Tranmere.

"He knows the level, has good experience and ticks a lot of the boxes for what we wanted," manager Jim Bentley told the club website.external-link

"Laurence has been excellent since he's returned to the club. We're gutted about his injury. It's a big blow for us and even more so himself."