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A Midfield Signing

Oscar Deal is to Support the Engine Room

8 January 2019

VERSATILITY was one of many attributes Oscar Threlkeld has brought to Argyle in his three previous spells at Home Park but this latest move will see him mainly deployed in midfield.

While Oscar is completely comfortable in both full-back positions, Argyle boss Derek Adams primarily wants his new loan signing to add competition to the engine room area for the final 20 games of the season. 

Threlkeld signed for Belgian club Waasland-Beveren in the summer but a lack of regular football with his new team has prompted a temporary move back to familiar territory. 

“We felt a bit short in midfield, so we decided to take him [Oscar] back as a midfielder, it gives us defensive cover in the middle of the park.

“He's played in a variety of positions either at right-back, left-back or central midfield. He gives us that added balance to the squad. We have got cover [at full back]: Joe Riley, [Ashley] Smith-Brown Tafari Moore are primed to play in there.

“He has obviously gone across to Belgium and it hasn’t worked out for him there. It gives him the opportunity to come back here for 20 games and try and get some game-time. We obviously know him well at the football club, so that makes it easier for us that someone’s coming in that we know well.”

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