Salford City is delighted to secure the signing of Oscar Threlkeld ahead of our debut season in the Football League!
Threlkeld, 25, is a versatile player and can play in midfield or defence and returns to his native North-West after three years away.
He came through the Bolton Wanderers Academy and made his first team debut in April 2014, before making a handful of appearances in the Championship in 2014-15. At the start of the 2015-16 season he was loaned out to Plymouth Argyle who he signed permanently for in 2016 and won promotion to League One as runners-up in 2016-17. The next season Argyle missed out on the League One play-offs by three points.
In 2018 Threlkeld moved to Belgian top-flight side Waasland-Beveren, but returned to Plymouth on loan in January 2019 where he finished last season before terminating his contract in Belgium by mutual consent.
Threlkeld becomes our second signing of the summer on a two-year deal, and manager Graham Alexander hopes there is lots to come from him in his time at The Peninsula Stadium.
“We’ve managed to secure Oscar Threlkeld, he’s at a good age, physically really strong and athletic, good experience for his age, and he’s a good footballer.
“We believe his best days are in front of him and he himself showed a real desire to come to us.
“He’s had a tough time this year at his club in Belgium, didn’t play as much, came back and went on loan to Plymouth, obviously they were struggling towards the end so it’s not been a happy year for Oscar but he feels he wants to make up that year by being positive and having a full season of enjoying his football, competing.
“He’s going to have to compete with the other guys to get in the team because we know we’re going to build a real competitive squad, we’re not changing hardly anyone from last season.
“We feel we’ve got real good players who can make the step up with us but we were a bit light towards the end of the season on defensive players so we’re trying to strengthen that area with good young players and we feel we’ve done that with this business.”
Welcome to Salford, Oscar! We wish you an enjoyable time here at The Peninsula Stadium.
A first interview with Oscar will be available once he has returned to the UK.