Higdon signs

Last updated : 24 September 2015 By Dave Moore

Sheffield United striker Michael Higdon has been signed on a three-month emergency loan deal to help solve Latics scoring problems. The club have been unable to score more than one goal per game this season which is just not good enough. Interim boss David Dunn is looking to bolster the attack and he hopes that Higdon will fill the bill. He netted 40 goals in two seasons at Motherwell, which helped him to win the PFA Scotland players' player of the year award in 2013. Since then he scored 14 times in 32 appearances for NEC Nijmegen in Holland.

The 32-year-old striker said, "I want to get back playing football. I’ve not played much over the past two years for one reason or another so I’m looking forward to getting out on there on Saturday and getting some goals. I spoke to the manager at Sheffield United and we came to an agreement that I wasn’t getting as many minutes as I liked. I asked about the possibility of going out on loan and Oldham came straight in so it feels like an ideal opportunity for myself. I’ve not missed a days training since the season started. Leaving a big club like Sheffield United is disappointing but this is a good opportunity for me to crack on and I’m looking forward to it.”

“David Dunn has told me to lead from the front and bring a bit of experience into a pretty inexperienced team. I like to think I’m quite effective when the ball comes up to me and I’m not bad in the air. Hopefully I can get on the end of a few crosses and help out in both boxes so that’s what we are looking to do. I’m looking forward to Saturday and I can’t wait to get going. Hopefully I’ll be in the team and we can get the three points."