Scunthorpe United defender James Horsfield has joined Wrexham on loan.

The 24-year-old has signed for the National League side on an initial one-month loan deal, as announced by their official club website.

Horsfield has found first team opportunities hard to come by at Scunthorpe this season under Paul Hurst so far this season and will be eager to get some game time under his belt with the Red Dragons.

Wrexham boss Dean Keates has told their website: “James will be a good addition to the squad and he will certainly add competition for places in two areas. He can play at full-back or in the centre of midfield, so he’ll give me options going forward.”

“I’m looking forward to working with James as we look to freshen things up a little bit and get the team moving up the league table.”

Horsfield is a product of the Manchester City academy but never made a senior appearance for them. Instead he was loaned out to Doncaster Rovers and NAC Breda before he moved to the Dutch side on a permanent deal in July 2017.

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He played just seven times for Breda in the Eredivisie and consequently moved back to England to join Scunthorpe a year later.

Horsfield played 15 games in all competitions for the Iron last season as they were relegated from League One and was also shipped out on loan to the Scottish Premiership with Dundee. He will now look to impress at Wrexham.

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