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Threlkeld Joins Latics On Loan

25 August 2022

Club News

Threlkeld Joins Latics On Loan

25 August 2022

Oldham Athletic are pleased to announce the signing of Oscar Threlkeld on loan from Bradford City.

A versatile defensive player, Threlkeld can operate as a holding midfield player and at right-back but is also comfortable in the centre of the defence. He arrives at Boundary Park on a deal until until 2 January.

The 28-year-old has spent the last campaign at Valley Parade, prior to which he played for two seasons at Salford City, both in Sky Bet League Two.

“I’m pleased to have completed the addition of a good player in an important position,” said manager John Sheridan.

“I probably see Oscar as more of a defensive midfielder but he can play across the back-line and in a back three, so he offers good versatility.

“Oscar brings with him a great deal of experience, he is a smart operator and will add a lot of strength and steel to the side.”

Hailing from Radcliffe, Greater Manchester, the 28-year-old started his career with Bolton Wanderers and made a handful of appearances in the Championship, before joining Plymouth Argyle on loan.

That loan move was made permanent the following season, and he was part of the side that won promotion to League One in 2016/17.


After completing a season in the third tier with yhe Pilgrims, he joined Belgian side Waasland-Beveren but soon returned to Home Park on loan.

Threlkeld then joined Salford on a two-year contract, winning the delayed EFL Trophy final in 2021, and helping the club to register finishes of 8th and 11th in League Two before joining current side Bradford last June.

"I’m really happy to get the deal through, this is a massive club and I see it as a big opportunity for me to get game-time in a good team,” said Threlkeld.

“I know a lot about the manager, he has made it clear that the aim is to get back into the EFL and I’m looking forward to starting playing.”

Oscar will wear squad number 21. Having received clearance from the National League, the deal is subject to the relevant approval from the EFL and FA.

You can sponsor Oscar for the current season, priced at £250+VAT with home and away packages on offer. For more details, email

Welcome to Latics, Oscar!


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