Watching football is very much a father-son activity, but Jordan Sinnott has taken this one step further after being signed on loan by Altrincham manager and father, Lee.
Central midfielder Sinnott, 18, moves from Championship side Huddersfield Town until January, and has gone straight into the Robins squad for Saturday’s game against Gainsborough Trinity.
The deal will see Terriers academy graduate Sinnott train with Altrincham once a week, and Hudderfield’s senior professional development coach, Steve Eyre, believes this is the perfect move for him.
“This is the ideal scenario for him to continue to develop,” he said. “We know this move will suit both parties, as Altrincham has ten games in the next month.
“He will learn different things there; he’s playing competitive football against seasoned players; he won’t get much time on the ball and he’ll learn to look after himself.
“We think he’s ready for that challenge and we will monitor his progress very carefully.”
Though Sinnott is yet to make his first-team debut for the West Yorkshire side, it is hoped his move across the Pennines will give him valuable experience.
He has captained Huddersfield’s under-21 side eleven times this season, and now has a potentially busy Christmas and New Year period coming up with the Blue Square North side.
Altrincham are currently ninth in the division and have two games in hand over their rivals in the battle for the play-off places.