AFTER earning a place in Argyle’s first team and renewing his loan deal at the club, Oscar Threlkeld wants to continue to have a big influence on the Greens’ push towards promotion.
The 21-year old will remain at Home Park until April 9, offering him another three months to gain experience away from his cash-stricken parent club, Bolton Wanderers, and contribute to an Argyle season that refuses to lose momentum.
“I feel very pleased and honoured to come back here,” said Oscar. “I feel like things are going well down here, for myself and for the team, and it’s always good to come back to a team that’s in winning form.
“I’m playing games now; it was a sticky start for me when I first came, but as soon as I got my foot in the door, I’ve kept my place, and it shows on the pitch that I can do the job for the team.
“I had to obviously try my hardest in training and show what I can do. I did get a couple of injuries along the way so that always took me back two or three spaces, but as soon as I got my foot in the door I’ve kept my position. That’s why I wanted to stay: because I’m getting the experience I need, as well.
“To be honest, I don’t really want to speak about Bolton. They’ve got their own problems, and they have to solve it for themselves. I do have my heart for the club, and I hope everything goes well, but at the moment I just want to concentrate on my own football and my own team, which is Plymouth Argyle at the moment.”
Threlkeld has solidified his spot in Argyle’s engine room in the middle of the park, displaying the sort of energy, work-rate and positioning that convinced manager Derek Adams to recruit him in the first place. Now that he has the opportunity to display those talents on regular basis, the decision to return to Home Park became a no-brainer for the Bolton boy.
“I feel more now that I know the understanding of the game,” said Oscar, “and understanding what the gaffer wants me to do, and obviously the players around me.
“I do agree that the past four games have been my best, because I’m settled in now, and that’s why I signed the extension: because I feel like I’ve settled in, and I feel I can do something for the team and push for promotion.
“I’m a winner, and everyone else is a winner in this team, so obviously we want to fight for promotion.”