Blades defender Westlake joins Stags on loan

Mansfield Town today landed Sheffield United right back Darryl Westlake on a month’s loan just before the loans transfer deadline at 5pm.

The 22-year-old has played over 80 League games in a career that began at Walsall before he moved to the Blades in summer 2012.

The Sutton Coldfield-born youngster turned down a new contract at Walsall after losing his place to Stags’ current defender Lee Beevers so the two will now be reunited.

Westlake will provide cover for Ritchie Sutton, who will be out for the next six weeks with a thigh injury.

Up the road, Alfreton Town manager Nicky Law has brought striker Jonathan Hooper in on a month’s loan from Northampton Town.