Borthwick-Jackson provides first assist of latest loan spell

Cameron Borthwick-Jackson is hoping his latest loan spell can relaunch his career.

It’s doubtful the 23-year-old will ever play for Manchester United again, so he is playing for his future at this point as his contract winds down.

A loan spell at Tranmere Rovers in the first half of the season was fairly underwhelming and he was recalled in January before being sent out on loan at the end of the month.

A move to Oldham allowed him to stay up north, to his benefit as his partner has just given birth, which prompted him to miss their game with Leyton Orient on February 22.

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He made a triumphant return at the weekend, helping Oldham to a 5-0 victory over Newport County.

Borthwick-Jackson provided an assist, setting up former United academy teammate Zak Dearnley, who signed for the Latics as a free agent.

This was Borthwick-Jackson’s sixth appearance for Oldham and first assist. They are slowly climbing the League Two table and are up to 17th.

The young full-back has had a tough time since his initial breakthrough under Louis van Gaal.

Unproductive loan spells have seen his progress unravel, and while he does not have a future at United, it is good to see him doing well.

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