BREAKING: Blade Michael Higdon joins Oldham

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Sheffield United have this afternoon confirmed that Michael Higdon has joined Oldham Athletic on loan.

The striker, signed by Nigel Adkins' predecessor Nigel Clough from NEC Nijmegen, has made just four appearances for United this season, without finding the net.

He has joined Oldham on a three-month emergency loan deal, and goes straight into the squad for Saturday’s game with local rivals Wigan Athletic.

Higdon, who scored 40 goals for Motherwell in two years and was the PFA Scotland Players’ Player of the Year in 2013, will wear the number 34 shirt for Oldham.

After joining United from Dutch side NEC, he scored five goals in 20 games last season despite struggling with a hamstring problem.

Notable goals came against Leyton Orient and MK Dons (twice) as United reached the semi-finals of the Capital One Cup.

But Higdon has struggled to force his way into Adkins' first-team plans this season, and has been allowed to join David Dunn's Latics.

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