Crewe Alexandra have snapped up Everton fullback Paddy Boyle.

The 20-year old will go straight into the Alex squad for their League One fixture with Swansea City tonight and he will stay at the club for a month.

"Traditionally, Crewe have always been renowned for being a footballing side and although things haven't gone well for them lately, I can't wait to get started," Boyle told

"They've got a lot of games during my month and if I prove that I am worthy of a place in the team then it will be a chance for me to play regular football. Playing League One football week-in, week-out is far better for me than waiting for reserve matches to come along."