THE Reds have announced the arrival of promising young midfielder Wade Joyce.

The Liverpudlian has signed a six-month deal with the Oakwell club.

Born in Liverpool, the midfielder graduated from Bury's youth system and was snapped up by Sunderland in 2012.

Wade will ply his trade for Paul Heckingbottom's Under-21 side with the chance to impress first-team boss, David Flitcroft.

The 18-year-old said: "I’m buzzing to be here and just pleased to be given a chance. I want to impress and maybe get a longer deal.

"I like to think I’m a hardworking player. I like to get up and down the pitch and I won't shirk a challenge.

"I’m going to give it my all whilst here and then we’ll see what happens."