Higdon enjoying life on loan at Latics

Michael Higdon
Michael Higdon

Michael Higdon insists he is enjoying life on loan at Oldham Athletic - although he is prevented from playing against parent club Sheffield United tomorrow.

The striker signed on loan for David Dunn’s men after finding first-team opportunities limited at Bramall Lane, and has scored twice in his four games for the Lancashire side to date.

Due to the terms of his loan, he is unable to face United at Boundary Park but said: “I’m here at Oldham and concentrating on doing well.

“I had a difficult time at Sheffield in terms of injuries and it didn’t go as well as I wanted.

“There are a lot of quality players there and the squad is really big. At my age, I need to be playing.”

Oldham have tasted victory just once this season, and last weekend’s defeat at Scunthorpe was manager Dunn’s first since taking charge.

“Michael will be a big miss for us,” the former Blackburn midfielder admitted.

“He has done really well since coming in and his goals have been important for us. We will have to pick a team that we think will go and win the game.”

“I’ve probably watched Sheffield United more than anyone this season,” Dunn added.

“They are good team, well organised and have good pace.

“They counter attack really well so we have to combat that and set ourselves up where we don’t leak as many goals but are a threat going forward.

“The fans have been great. I totally understand their frustrations at times. If I was a fan and seen my team win one in 22 then I would be the same. If they can use their energy on the side to put into the players to give them the lift and be the twelfth man, which we will need, it will be a great help.”