THE Shrimps have signed Newcastle United central defender Josef Yarney on a six month loan deal.
The Everton academy graduate moved to Newcastle in summer of 2017 and the 20-year-old has featured regularly in Rafa Benitez's Newcastle side throughout pre season.
Yarney said: "I heard a couple of whispers about the opportunity to come here last week and then Newcastle signed a centre half yesterday so that freed me up to come and get some experience.
"It's great to be here. Hopefully I can help the team and get some games under my belt."
Boss Jim Bentley added: "We've struggled in the centre half position and Josef coming in will help us in that area of the pitch.
"He's had a good upbringing and has good pedigree.
"He's a big strong lad who's enthusiastic and determined to do well.
"Hopefully he does well for us and in turn we can help him reach his potential.
"We'd like to thank Newcastle United for loaning us Josef and we wish them all the best for the season."
The deal is subject to receiving confirmation from EFL, Premier League and FA.