John Hutchinson joins Chengdu Blades on a short-term loan

Central Coast Mariners and Malta international midfielder John Hutchinson has been loaned to Chinese Super League side Chengdu Blades until October 30. The news was reported on Australian FourFourTwo.

Hutchinson, who played a good game in a 1-0 win for the Mariners over Celtic at ANZ Stadium on Saturday, will join former Central Coast Mariners coach Lawrie McKinna and striker Adam Kwasnik in China.

Chengdu are currently 12th in China’s Super League and are without a win in their past six matches.

Hutchinson will return to Central Coast shortly after the commencement of the 2011/12 Hyundai A-League season.