Instonians and Northern Knights left-arm spinner Cian Robertson has been transferred to the North West Warriors for the curent season.

The Irish passport holding South African is expected to make his debut in the 50-over clash with Leinster Lightning at Bready on Tuesday.

A statement from the NCU outlined the rationale behind their decision to release him.

"Cian Robertson has been granted a short-term loan to the North West Warriors to aid his development and maximise his IP playing opportunities.

"Cian still remains a big part of our future plans."

The Warriors have opted not to name their squad until Tuesday morning. Like Lightning they are expected to be depleted due to international requirements as well as having a number of injury concerns that will require late fitness tests."

The game starts at 10:45am on Tuesday morning.