West Ham's Knoyle signs for Wigan on loan

Kyle Knoyle has signed for Wigan Athletic on a season-long loan.

West Ham's Knoyle signs for Wigan on loan
Above: West Ham United youngster Kyle Knoyle been unveiled as a Wigan Athletic player | Photo: Getty Images

West Ham United youngster Kyle Knoyle, has signed for Sky Bet Championship Wigan Athletic, on a season-long loan.

More vital experience

‚ÄčKnoyle is another player from the Hammers' development squad, that is impressing many with his performances.

The 19-year-old has been with the club since 13, and made 15 appearances last season for the development squad, before joining Dundee United on loan.

He made 11 appearances with the Tangerines, and Latics manager Gary Caldwell. has shared his delight at picking up the young right-back.

Caldwell said that Kyle is a "young player" with "potential" and a player that Wigan have "identified" as having "the qualities" that the club are "looking for" and one they "watched last season."

He continued saying that they are "optimistic" that Knoyle can "develop" with Wigan and make a "positive contribution" to the team and are "happy" to "have him on board."

Above: West Ham youngster George Dobson has been loaned to Sky Bet League One side Walsall | Photo: whufc.com
Above: West Ham youngster George Dobson has been loaned to Sky Bet League One side Walsall | Photo: whufc.com

Fantastic opportunity

Knoyle is the third young Hammer to go out on loan this summer, with Jaanai Gordon joining Sligo Rovers, and George Dobson moving to Walsall.

Dobson, who played a crucial part in the club's Under-21 Premier League Cup victory, has said that he is excited about the prospect of first-team football.

He told whufc.com that he "can't wait to get started" on a "massive opportunity" in his career and one he is "really excited about" and is hoping to get "as many games" under his belt "as possible."

Dobson continued saying that League One is a "big step up" but is "confident" that he can "adapt" with a club that has "talent" and "ambition."

Talking about his professional debut, Dobson said that he is hoping it is "sooner rather than later" but needs to "work hard" to "earn it" and is "excited" to meet up with the "staff and players" and get "stuck into" a new "environment" and "culture."