Young West Ham right-back Kyle Knoyle has joined Championship outfit Wigan Athletic on a season-long loan.

The 19-year-old England youth international, who joined the Hammers as a 13-year-old, made 15 appearances for the Development Squad last season, before gaining valuable first-team experience on loan at Dundee United.

Having impressed during his time with the Tangerines, where he made eleven appearances, the highly rated full-back has now joined the newly-promoted Latics.

His first competitive game for manager Gary Caldwell’s side could be on the opening day of the new season away at Bristol City on Saturday 6 August.

The England U18 international is Wigan boss Gary Caldwell’s fourth summer signing, following Stephen Warnock, Alex Gilbey and Dan Burn in moving to the DW Stadium.

Caldwell said: “Kyle is a young player with potential, one who has been identified as having the qualities we are looking for and was watched last season.

“We are optimistic he can develop here with us and make a positive contribution to the squad and we’re happy to have him on board.”

Knoyle is the latest West Ham player to go out on loan, after George Dobson joined Walsall and Stephen Hendrie joined Blackburn Rovers.