Oldham sign Lowe from Blackburn

24 March 2011 05:32
Oldham Athletic have moved quickly to replace the loss of Dale Stephens by signing Blackburn midfielder Jason Lowe on loan until the end of the season.The 19-year-old had a move to Aberdeen collapse in January because of a raft of injuries at Ewood Park. [LNB]He made his first start in the FA Cup against QPR and made his Premier League debut as a substitute against Chelsea. [LNB]Stephens, 21, has joined League One rivals Southampton on loan until the end of the season. [LNB]Latics manager Paul Dickov told the club website: "Jason a player who I have tried to bring in before. [LNB]"He is a player of the fringe of the Blackburn first team and it shows how highly they rate him that he played for them against Chelsea. [LNB]"Jason is a box-to-box midfield player who is good on the ball and not afraid to put his foot in." [LNB]The midfielder joins for the remaining eight games of the season and will look to help the club improve on winless streak of 11 games. [LNB]"They told me they would try to find me a club and, when Oldham came in for me, it was a no brainer," Lowe said. [LNB]"I have learned a lot at Blackburn, but need to put that into match situations which is the reason why I am here to gain experience of playing first-team football."

Source: BBC_Sport