Nottingham Forest man Zach Clough had a loan spell at Rochdale during the 18/19 season. Now, neighbour’s Oldham Athletic are looking to add him to their squad this summer.
Clough, the 24-year-old striker, played in 13 games for Rochdale whilst on loan last season, in that time he scored one and assisted one. Some arguments were made about Clough’s fitness during his spell at Rochdale. However, Zach Clough has definitely proven himself in English football, having played big roles in squads such as Bolton and Nottingham Forest.
League Two side Oldham Athletic are desperate to add the 24-year-old Mancunian Zach Clough to their squad, despite his contributions to higher leagues than their own.
Here are two key qualities that Clough could bring to Banide’s Oldham Athletic…
Higher league experience
It is understandable as to why Rochdale wanted his services to help push them through a troublesome 18/19 season. His statistics show a player who would be immensely capable of EFL League One football.
At Championship level, Clough has 72 games worth of experience and at League One he has 32 games under his belt, a 24-year-old with over 100 games experience in high tier English football.
Should Oldham secure this deal, their fight to regain a spot in League One would seem much more likely, as this calibre of player would definitely belong in the League One/Championship region.
Goals, goals, goals! Oh, and assists too.
Stretching from the youth Premier League to the professional Championship and League one, with domestic cups in between, Clough has 41 goals and 16 assists in 159 games since the beginning of his career in 2012.
Despite the ups and downs in his form, Clough knows where the back of the net is, and in League Two we could truly see him shine as he gains stability and a run of form. In an Oldham Athletic shirt, we could see Clough hit the 20 goals a season mark, with 5 to 10 assists for his teammates.