Brentford have extended Rob Kiernan's loan from Wigan until the end of the season.

The 21-year-old has made eight appearances for the Bees, in both defence and midfield, since initially moving to Griffin Park in November.

"We are delighted to secure Rob on loan until the end of the season," sporting director Mark Warburton told Brentford's website:

"He is a player I have known from a young age.

"I have watched him grow technically, tactically and physically into a very consistent performer.

"He has a real appetite for the game, he is so keen to learn and he has huge development potential left in him.

"It is a pleasure to work with Rob and we look forward to some very good performances in the months ahead."