FORMER Stourbridge defender Dan Scarr made a deadline day loan switch to League Two side Wycombe Wanderers.

Scarr was handed his first football league opportunity by the Chairboys as they moved to sign him from Birmingham City until January 1.

The central defender moved from Stourbridge to the Blues following his eye-catching exploits during the Glassboys' historic FA Cup run last season.

That run saw Stour knocked out by Wycombe at the third round stage despite Scarr netting at Adams Park in the 2-1 defeat.

His progress for Birmingham’s under-23 side suffered a setback when he sustained a hip injury but he’s made a full recovery and been granted the opportunity to benefit from first-team football by heading out on loan.

Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth said: “Dan came to our attention when we were preparing for the game against Stourbridge and I thought he was outstanding against us in that match.

“We were one of a number of clubs keeping an eye on him but he deserved his move to Birmingham and he will have learned a lot from being in a Championship environment in the past six months.

“Now we’re pleased to bring him in on loan and are looking forward to giving him the chance to compete for a place in our backline. We’ve been conceding too many goals and we believe Dan will strengthen our options, and also provide a threat from set pieces at the other end.

“He’s a big lad with a lot of ability and a fantastic appetite to succeed as a professional footballer, and that kind of character will see him fit perfectly into our squad.”

Scarr is available to face Forest Green Rovers at Adams Park on Saturday.