Lee scores another deal

Lee Croft
Lee Croft

FORMER Wigan footballer Lee Croft has been signed to another club on a loan.

Lee, who grew up in Billinge, has been signed by Oldham Athletic on a season-long loan from Derby.

The 27-year-old, who had been told he was surplus to requirements at Pride Park, had a loan spell with Oldham during the 2004-05 season.

He told the club website: “I came to the Latics as a boy and went back to Manchester City as a man. This was the place which kick-started my career.

“Hopefully the same thing happens again. I had offers but this seemed the right place for me.”

Lee had the opportunity to re-join St Johnstone, where he spent time on loan last season, but instead chose to move to Boundary Park and link up again with Paul Dickov, his former team-mate at City.

The Oldham boss added: “I have known Lee since he was a schoolboy at Man City and he fits the bill.”