English Premier League club Brentford believe sending Finnish youth international Jaakko Oksanen to Greenock Morton will ‘further his long-term development.’

The 20-year-old midfielder is highly-rated at Brentford and will spend the first six months of the season in the Scottish Championship. Oksanen was one of three Deadline Day signings at Morton by manager Gus MacPherson, who’s side face Celtic B in the SPFL Trust Trophy this weekend. Then Kilmarnock come in the league.

Brentford B v Manchester City U18's

Brentford have sent their Finnish talent to the Scottish Championship for the first six months of the season as the midfielder joins on a loan deal until the start of January. (Photo by Alex Burstow/Getty Images)

Brentford B Team Technical Lead Allan Steele said: “This is a great opportunity for Jaakko and we all wish him luck. Jaakko has had some great experiences while at Brentford which have all contributed to his development.

“We know that the chance to work with Gus MacPherson, as well as playing competitive football week-in, week-out in Scotland, will further his long-term development. Jaakko has always showed a tremendous attitude and work ethic. He is extremely well liked at the club; I am sure he will be a big part of the Morton squad.”

 

Morton have started the league season with one win, one draw and two losses. That sole victory came against Hamilton Accies last month.

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