Oisin McEntee has departed Newcastle United to sign for Scottish Championship club Greenock Morton on a season-long loan deal.

The defender is currently on Republic of Ireland U21s duty and will link up with Morton upon his return. McEntee is highly-rated at Newcastle United and has captained some of their youth side’s, including the U23s most recently.

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Signed for Morton for the rest of the current Championship season. (Photo by Serena Taylor/Newcastle United via Getty Images)

He now moves to Greenock for regular senior experience. Morton face Celtic B in the SPFL Trust Trophy this weekend and it is hoped their Newcastle United loanee will join them after that for the Championship trip to Kilmarnock. The Cappielow side have started the season with one win, one draw and two defeats.

A statement on the signing reads: “Greenock Morton Football Club are delighted to announce the signing of Newcastle United defender Oisin McEntee on loan until the end of the season, subject to international clearance.

“The 20-year-old has been at the English Premier League side since 2017 and has quickly progressed through their entire youth, becoming captain for the side’s under-23’s squad.

“Manager Gus MacPherson moved to bring the defender to Cappielow and is set to link up with his new Ton team-mates next week once he has returned from international duty with Republic of Ireland U21 squad.”

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