Accrington Stanley snap up Wigan defender Robert Kiernan

Wigan Athletic defender Rob Kiernan has joined Accrington Stanley on-loan.

Wigan Athletic defender Rob Kiernan has joined Accrington Stanley on-loan.

The Republic of Ireland Under-21 international has not played a first-team game since joining the Latics in the summer after leaving Watford.

The 21-year-old has previously had loan spells at Kilmarnock, Watford, Yeovil, Bradford and Wycombe.

"I can't wait," he told the club website. "It's a big step up compared to reserve football."

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