Gerrard signs for Latics

Last updated : 21 March 2015 By Dave Moore

No it's not Steven Gerrard but his cousin, Anthony Gerrard, who has signed on emergency terms for Athletic! Dean Holden hopes to strengthen his defence and has brought the 29-year-old in from Huddersfield. Gerrard has been out of the first team at Huddersfield since January and, after returning from injury, has found himself down in the pecking-order. The experienced centre-back will go straight into the back four at Crewe Alexandra today as Athletic look to improve on their recent worrying slump.

Holden commented, “We go to Crewe, put in a performance and everyone is quickly looking upwards. At the moment there doesn’t look like there is a lot of hope for a successful end to the season. So that is the challenge for myself, staff and players - to go out there and put a bit of pride back in the shirt and make sure we stay in games.”