YOUNG FRIEND­SHIP FROM SAINTS HELPS OWLS RE­CRUIT

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MATT Young may be fo­cused on im­press­ing for Carlisle while on loan from Sh­effield Wed­nes­day, but the right-back has still found time to help his par­ent club sign Lloyd Is­grove.

Winger Is­grove has joined the Owls on loan from Southamp­ton un­til the end of the sea­son af­ter sign­ing a two-year con­tract ex­ten­sion with the Saints.

The 22-year-old has pre­vi­ously been on loan at League One Peter­bor­ough, but ad­mit­ted it was Young who con­vinced him to make the tem­po­rary move to Hills­bor­ough from the Pre­mier League side.

“Matt was at Southamp­ton for a cou­ple of years with me,” ex­plained Is­grove. “I went on hol­i­day with him last sum­mer so I know him pretty well.

“I spoke to Matt be­fore mak­ing my de­ci­sion, ask­ing him what some of the lads and staff are like and he said they are re­ally good bunch.

“I went out on loan to Peter­bor­ough United last sea­son when they were in­volved in a play-off push, and that was a good ex­peri- ence for me.

“But the Cham­pi­onship is a higher level so I think it will be a lot more phys­i­cal and a good test for me.

“I’m ex­pect­ing it to be a lot dif­fer­ent to U21s foot­ball and quicker than League One.”

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