Hewitt joins Southport on loan

Loan move: Steven Hewitt
Loan move: Steven Hewitt

Clarets midfielder Steven Hewitt has joined Southport on a one-month emergency loan, subject to paperwork.

Hewitt joins the Vanarama Conference side until the end of their season on April 26.

I am looking forward to playing some competitive football

Steven Hewitt

The 21-year-old has made two substitute appearances for the Clarets, making his debut in April 2012 before starting his first game for the club in a 1-1 Capital One Cup draw against Plymouth Argyle in August of that year, where he scored in the penalty shoot-out.

Hewitt has been involved with the Clarets’ first team just once this season, as an unused substitute at Leicester City in October.

And the combative midfielder - who played 15 games, scoring once for Alfreton in a loan move in 2013 - is looking forward to linking up with the Sandgrounders.

He said: “I am looking forward to playing some competitive football where you are playing for points.

“I have been hoping for a loan move for a while and I have played in the Conference before, so I know what to expect.

“It is a decent level and I can’t wait to go and play for Southport.

I know their manager has been to see me play a few times and hopefully I can go there and help push them up the table.”

Hewitt will meet up with his new team mates on Friday ahead of their clash against Torquay United on Saturday.