O/S just now: Crewe Alexandra have completed the signing of Chelsea youngster, Tariq Uwakwe, on an 18-month deal.

The 22-year-old from Islington has moved to the Mornflake Stadium in a search of regular first-team football.

Uwakwe is a product of the renowned Chelsea Academy and made four appearances for the Blues in the EFL Trophy, scoring once against Forest Green Rovers back in November.

The former England Youth International has also gained League One experience while on loan at Accrington Stanley. Uwakwe hit a hat-trick on his debut for the club in an emphatic 7-0 win over Leeds United in the Football League Trophy and he followed that up with his first league goal in a 2-0 win over Peterborough United.

He made 21 appearances for John Colemanís side before returning to his parent club. The talented youngster can play in midfield or as an attack-minded wing-back if needed. Uwakwe has represented England at U-18, U-19 and U-20 level.