OLDHAM SNAP UP WASTED TALENT
OLDHAM’s new striker Michael Higdon is hoping to lead from the front after getting fed up with sitting on Sheffield United’s bench.
The 32-year-old joined the Blades from Dutch side NEC Nijmegen in 2014, but has made just 14 starts.
And after agreeing a threemonth loan deal with the Latics, Higdon says he’s desperate to get on the pitch.
“I want to get back playing football,” said the former St Mirren, Falkirk and Crewe forward. “I’ve not played much over the past two years for one reason or another so I’m looking forward to getting some goals.
“I spoke to the manager at United and came to an agreement that I wasn’t getting as many minutes as I liked.”
Higdon becomes David Dunn’s third signing since taking on the managerial reigns and he’s looking to repay the faith.
“I asked about the possibility of going out on loan and Oldham came straight in, so it feels like an ideal opportunity,” added Higdon.
“Leaving a big club like Sheffield United is disappointing but this is a good opportunity to crack on.”
CHANCE: Michael Higdon