Pier­gianni joins Lat­ics on loan

Manchester Evening News - - SPORT -

OLD­HAM have signed de­fender Carl Pier­gianni on loan from Sal­ford City un­til the end of the sea­son.

The 27-year-old joins the club af­ter strug­gling for game time at the Penin­sula Sta­dium hav­ing fea­tured just twice as a sub­sti­tute in their last 15 games.

His last start for the Am­mies came against For­est Green Rovers on Septem­ber 28. The cen­tre-half will pro­vide much-needed cover to a de­pleted Lat­ics de­fence, with cap­tain David Wheater the only cen­tral de­fender avail­able for se­lec­tion af­ter in­juries to both Jamie Stott and To­mas Egert.

Pier­gianni was a cru­cial part of the Sal­ford squad which won pro­mo­tion to the EFL last sea­son, scor­ing 11 goals in 48 Na­tional League ap­pear­ances and the sec­ond in the club’s 3-0 play-off fi­nal win over AFC Fylde.

“Carl is the type of player and char­ac­ter that will help us im­mensely,” said Old­ham head coach Dino Maam­ria. “A solid de­fender who puts his body on the line and is also a leader. His char­ac­ter­is­tics will fit in well to the cul­ture we are try­ing to im­ple­ment and I’m sure he will play a big part in help­ing us climb up the ta­ble.”

Mean­while, Chris Ea­gles’ Lat­ics con­tract has been ter­mi­nated by mu­tual con­sent.

Sal­ford man­ager Gra­ham Alexan­der

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