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The loan experience is invaluable

20 September 2014

Gary Bowyer believes first team experience will be invaluable to the latest duo to go out on loan.

Yesterday saw goalkeeper David Raya join Conference side Southport, whilst John O'Sullivan made the temporary move to League Two Accrington Stanley.

Both players link up with their respective clubs on initial month-long loan deals, something the manager believes they should embrace.

"Our view on the younger players is that they should always get tested," said Bowyer. "We push the young ones up out of the Academy to the Reserves and then the ones that have been in the Reserves for a while we are always striving to get them out on loan and get them league experience.

"That is what it is all about, it is about playing in front of crowds, playing real football, playing men's football, learning the tricks of the trade.

"It is something that we are big fans of so we are delighted that we can get these two out for at least a month."

Raya's Southport are in action this afternoon against Macclesfield at Moss Rose, whilst O'Sullivan is with the Stanley squad for their away match at Northampton Town.

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