Jason McCarthy: Southampton defender in Wycombe loan move

Jason McCarthy
Jason McCarthy's only Premier League appearance came at Crystal Palace on Boxing Day last year

Wycombe Wanderers have signed teenage Southampton defender Jason McCarthy on an initial one-month loan.

The 19-year-old centre-back has made one substitute appearance for the Saints in the Premier League and is captain of the club's under-21 side.

He led Southampton to victory in last season's Premier League Under-21 Cup.

"Our last two games haven't reached our high standards defensively and he's a new option who adds competition," said Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth.

"Jason's a very highly-rated defender who's had good experience in the under-21s at Southampton and they feel he's ready to go out and get a taste of what senior football is like at League Two level," Ainsworth added to the club website.