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Oldham Athletic confirm transfer for Manchester United outcast



Oldham Athletic have confirmed the loan signing of Manchester United left-back Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, following his recall from Tranmere Rovers.

Having broken through the ranks at Old Trafford and bursting onto the scene under Louie Van Gaal, Cameron Borthwick-Jackson’s career seemed to peak extremely early as disappointing loan spells followed further and further down the footballing ladder each time.

Having joined Championship clubs Wolves (then) and Leeds United briefly, the stints were not successful, meaning he tried his hand in League One with Scunthorpe United and most recently Tranmere Rovers.

The left-back had made just five league appearances at Prenton Park before the Red Devils recalled him, with the view to sending him elsewhere for more game time in the second half of the summer.

League Two side Oldham Athletic have now confirmed the loan signing of Borthwick-Jackson who joins the club for the rest of the season.

The Latics are currently sat in 18th in League Two and in need of adding more quality to their side to help push away from the relegation worries currently lingering at Boundary Park.

The 22-year-olds most successful spell came at Scunthorpe last season where he made 29 appearances in League One and scored twice in the process.

Borthwick-Jackson has been training with the club in recent weeks and is available for selection as the Latics face Salford City tomorrow afternoon.

The verdict

This could be a good move for Borthwick-Jackson for the rest of the season, to find a club that will certainly be at his level, if not below it.

The move to Tranmere was always going to be a tough one, considering their uphill battle to stay in the division this season, and the recall was the right decision after his performances.

He will be eager to make more than the five appearances for Oldham that he managed at Prenton Park, and this should surely be the case having dropped a division.

It is a shame to see such a fall from grace from when he was very impressive during his cameos at Man United under Van Gaal, but moves to clubs where he will play as much as possible should be his priority.

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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