Young Aberdeen defender Sam Roscoe has joined Scottish Championship side Alloa Athletic until the end of the season.
The 20-year-old, who is part of Paul Sheerin’s reserve side, will join the Wasps in a bid to gain more first-team experience.
He played in the 3-1 defeat to Raith Rovers in the Irn-Bru Cup a fortnight ago and was on the bench for the senior side against St Mirren in the 4-0 Betfred Cup victory earlier this month.
Roscoe said: “I heard about it a few days ago and I think it’s a great opportunity for me to go out there and prove to everyone I can play at that standard and I feel I’m ready to make that jump.
“As this is my last year in the Development Squad, it made me realise that’s the step I need to take to show the first team management at Aberdeen and others that I can play at that level week in week out.
“We’ve played a few games in recent seasons in the IRN-BRU Cup against the likes of Inverness CT and Raith Rovers who are both full time teams, but it’s getting that experience and challenge regularly for myself so I can keep on improving.
“It’s a good step for me and hopefully I can show everyone what I can do.”
Roscoe becomes the fifth player so far to go on loan this season after Danny Rogers (St Mirren), Seb Ross (Stenhousemuir), Chris Antoniazzi (Montrose) and Ryan Harrington (Montrose).