Tranmere Rovers have completed the signing of Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, with the left-back joining the League One side on loan for the remainder of the season.
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The 22-year-old was very highly-rated at Old Trafford after breaking into the team under Louis van Gaal, however his opportunities were limited after the Dutch coach left and successive loan spells to Wolves and Leeds in the Championship didn’t work out.
However, Borthwick-Jackson did have a more productive time with Scunthorpe last season, where he featured in 29 games in the third-tier.
And, he will now have another spell in the third-tier, with Tranmere confirming on their official site that they had brought in the former England youth international for the campaign.
Boss Micky Mellon also outlined exactly why he was delighted to bring in the player when speaking to the club’s media.
“We’re delighted to bring Cameron to the Club. He will bring us quality and competition for places in an area of the team where we need it. Cameron is at a stage where he needs to get his career going again and we’re really happy that he has agreed to do that at Tranmere Rovers.”
This is a good signing for the Wirral outfit because they need another left-back and Borthwick-Jackson could add a lot to the team, particularly going forward with his ability on the ball.
He hasn’t delivered on his initial potential but there’s no doubt that the talent is there and at 22, he is still very young and he will look to kick-on in the coming months.
So, it’s a move that suits all parties and it could prove to be a smart bit of business from Tranmere come the end of the season.
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