AFTER taking on advice from a former Argyle loanee, Oscar Threlkeld is enjoying his time at Home Park – and is more than open to a loan extension.
The 20-year old is now well into his first ever loan move away from Bolton Wanderers, and as well as improving as a footballer since joining the Greens, Oscar feels he is growing as a person.
Perhaps a little nervy about heading down to the south-west to begin with, Oscar had some advice from a familiar face.
“It was a big step for me, but I spoke to Andy Kellett. He had a whale of a time here, and he just said to go down and enjoy it," said Oscar.
“At first I thought it was a bit edgy with being away from home and the first time being out on loan.
“It’s kind of made me into a man. I was a boy, being comfortable at Bolton Wanderers – I’ve been at the club since I was six or seven. But coming out of that environment and coming into a new one has been a great experience for me.
“I’ve become a man and had to take things on by myself. It’s taken me from a boy’s world into a man’s world. I can’t say ‘mum, do this; mum, do that’, so it’s been a good experience. Hopefully I can stay here longer if possible."
With the Pilgrims sitting atop the Sky Bet League 2 table and Oscar continuing to see more playing time, the youngster is eager to remain a part of such a positive atmosphere around the Argyle dressing room.
“The team’s doing well,” said Threlkeld, “I like it here, and it just depends on if Bolton and the gaffer sort something out.
“It’s always a positive. For the squad, it’s a good environment. Everyone’s happy, everyone wants to work hard in training and keep us at the top of the league.”