Oldham Athletic have acquired the services of Huddersfield Town's defender Anthony Gerrard on loan until the end of the season.
The 29-year-old has been limited to just one league start this year and has not appeared for the first team since January. Manager Chris Powell has just not been convinced enough to play Gerrard in the heart of the Terriers defence, as they try and keep themselves away from the dreaded Championship relegation battle.
Oldham are happy
Gerrard, the cousin of Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard, is a product of the Everton youth side. He has played for Walsall, Hull and Cardiff, where he made the League Cup final but unfortunately missed the vital penalty kick against Liverpool.
Oldham will be hoping his experience can help them move away from the relegation zone in League One, as they are only six points from the drop in the third tier. They do have a game in hand.
"Gerrard is a player we have tracked for a couple of weeks now," said Latics caretaker boss Dean Holden, according to BBC.
"He is a natural leader with a good pedigree and most importantly he is a winner."
With Gerrard's contract up at the end of season with the Terriers it is highly unlikely that he will sign a new deal at the John Smith's stadium.
Gerrard will be hoping to impress with Oldham Athletic to gain a permanent deal at Boundary Park but it is also rumoured he will be joining cousin Steven in America with several MLS clubs open to a move for the strong centre half.
Gerrard is available for the vital game against Crewe this weekend and could go straight in the Latics side.
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