BURNLEY youngster Jacob Bedeau has joined League One Morecambe on loan until the end of the season.

Bedeau joined the Clarets over the summer and has featured for the Under-23 side in Premier League Two this season.

The defender already has Football League experience, having made over 50 appearances for Scunthorpe.

Morecambe boss Stephen Robinson is delighted to have finally landed the youngster.

“Jacob was somebody that I tried to sign during the summer,” he told the club’s website.

“He is a left-sided centre-half, he is quick, he adds pace to our back-line - something that we perhaps have been missing so far this season.

“He certainly gives us more pace and he has played at League Two level with Scunthorpe United. It is not a young boy coming into the club who hasn’t played games. 

“We believe that he has shown a lot of quality at that level and we know that he can make that step up. He has done well at Burnley so far and now this is the next stage in his career. 

“He brings a lot of things that we feel like we are missing - aggressive in the air and a comfortable player on the ball.”

Robinson’s men sit 19th in the League One table – just one point above the drop zone.

The Shrimps are back in action on Sunday afternoon when they head to the capital to face Tottenham in the FA Cup third round (KO 2pm).