OSCAR’S ACADEMY DAYS ARE OVER AT ARGYLE
PLYMOUTH ARGYLE boss Derek Adams has finally got his man after his long pursuit of Oscar Threlkeld ended on Thursday, with the midfielder penning a loan deal with the League Two club.
Adams initially showed an interest in Threlkeld back in July, but the move was delayed when the Bolton man picked up an injury in pre-season.
The Plymouth new boy returned to action for Wanderers’ Under-21 side when they drew 1-1 with Birmingham City at the Macron Stadium on Monday, prompting Adams to make a move.
The 21-year-old will offer Adams some much-needed options: he can operate either on the right hand side of midfield or in defence.
Threlkeld will stay with Plymouth until January 2, but Adams is hoping to keep the youngster for the season if the move is a success.
Threlkeld had been lined up for a season-long loan deal until he was injured during Wanderers’ tour to Austria in July.
Adams said: “I had spoken to Neil Lennon about that and it was a possibility, but he picked up a slight injury and that delayed things.
“He can play in defence or midfield, so he covers both areas, which is important in a tight squad.
“He has Championship experience from last season and we just wanted to add to the players we have.”
Threlkeld will wear the number 26 shirt and went straight into Argyle’s squad for the visit of Newport County to Home Park.
Adams will hope Threlkeld can emulate the success of Andy Kellett, who made a loan move from Bolton to Argyle last season.
Kellett, also 21, put in some impressive performances for the Pilgrims at left wing-back during a threemonth stint at Home Park. And on the back of those displayed he secured a loan move to Manchester United, who needed some left-sided reinforcements in their development squad.
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