Argyle Act Fast and Keep Oscar
OSCAR Threlkeld is the latest Argyle loanee to sign an extension to his current deal.
The 21-year-old's initial loan spell from Bolton Wanderers ended after the Pilgrims' win over Carlisle on Saturday, but Oscar has wasted no time putting pen to paper on a new deal that will see him remain a Pilgrim up to and including the fixture against AFC Wimbledon on April 9.
Oscar made his Argyle debut as a substitute in the 3-2 Johnstone's Paint Trophy win over AFC Wimbledon in September, but found a first-team berth hard to come by; by the beginning of November he had made seven appearances, all from the substitutes' bench, as the Pilgrims made their best start to a season in many years.
However, a glut on injuries saw manager Derek Adams call on Oscar, who can play in a variety of positions, to fill in in the centre of midfield.
His energy and determination have led to some all-action, impressive displays in the Argyle engine room, and this in turn has seen Oscar keep his place. His nine starts have included one goal, against Exeter City, in November.
Derek Adams said: "I'm obviously delighted that Bolton Wanderers and ourselves have been able to extend Oscar's loan deal.
"It is great that Oscar wants to to stay. He has been an integral part of our recent success. He can play in a variety of positions and has produced some stand-out performances of late."
Oscar, who has started the last five matches in midfield, said: "I'm happy to extend my loan. I'm very happy here, and I feel like I'm playing good football.
"I'm ready to stay on and fight for promotion."
Oscar's renewal follows the news that Craig Tanner has signed a loan deal until the end of the season.