Ash to Oldham

ARGYLE defender Ashley Smith-Brown has joined fellow Sky Bet League Two side Oldham Athletic on a season-long loan.

Ashley arrived at Home Park in summer 2018 from Manchester City, having previously enjoyed loan spells at NAC Breda, Hearts and Oxford United.

Last season, Ashley made 37 appearances for the Pilgrims, including 31 in Sky Bet League One, operating on either flank of defence.

His debut came in the 2018-19 season opener at the Bescot Stadium, playing 87 minutes in the 2-1 defeat to Walsall.

Ashley scored his first goal for the Pilgrims in a 5-1 victory over Rochdale at Home Park in February 2019, where he curled home an unstoppable drive from the edge of the area.

The move is subject to EFL approval.