Westlake makes Latics switch

Published Add your comment

Football News

Cheltenham's lengthening list of departures has received a further addition with the news Ian Westlake has completed a loan move to Oldham for the rest of the season.

The midfielder only arrived at Whaddon Road from Leeds back in January, penning a six-month deal having agreed to the termination of his contract at Elland Road. He had previously impressed Robins boss Martin Allen during a three-month loan spell with the club.

Westlake will now link up with former manager Joe Royle, whom he played under at Ipswich, and could pen a permanent deal at Boundary Park in the summer.

The 25-year-old joins Alex Russell and Lloyd Owusu in having moved away from Cheltenham in the past months, while Ashley Vincent's switch to Colchester is also set to go through soon.

But unlike the others three deals, chairman Paul Baker insists Westlake's departure was not a case of lightening the wage bill at the cash-strapped club or raising funds.

"Neither the club nor manager Martin Allen wanted Ian to leave," Baker told Cheltenham's official website.

"While the move will of course help our current financial position, this was not the main factor in reaching our decision. It was Ian's desire to leave and we have parted very amicably."

Copyright (c) PA Sport 2009, All Rights Reserved.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Colchester United
Ipswich Town
Alex Russell
Bristol City
League One
Lloyd Owusu
Ian Westlake
Cheltenham Town
Ashley Vincent
Oldham Athletic
Lloyd Owusu
Leeds United

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again