Crewe sign experienced midfielder

Crewe have made their first signing of the January window.

Paul Green has joined on loan from Oldham Athletic until the end of the season.

The experienced midfielder will be available for selection at Carlisle United on Saturday. 

The 34-year-old has made just nine appearances so far this season, including playing 90 minutes in Oldham's 1-0 League One defeat at Charlton last weekend.

He was a regular at Boundary Park last campaign however, making 47 appearances in all competitions after joining in summer 2016 from Rotherham United.

Starting out at Doncaster in 2001, Green made 279 appearances for the Club over seven years before joining Derby County in 2008.

He enjoyed four years & 143 appearances with the Rams before representing the Republic of Ireland in the 2012 European Championships, signing for Leeds United on his return.

After two years at Elland Road, part of which was spent out on loan at Ipswich, he moved to Rotherham in 2014 & enjoyed a futher two years with the Millers in the Championship.

Paul has told the club's official website: "I’m excited for it to be honest. I’ve not had as much game time as I would have liked at Oldham, so it’s going to be a really good challenge & I’m really looking forward to it.

“It’s been a bit frustrating. I got an injury at the start of the season & then got back from that, but the lads were flying at the time. After a few bad results I thought I’d be able to get back in, but that didn’t happen & sometimes you have to move on to play games.

“They [Oldham] were a bit reluctant to let me go, but I feel myself that I need to be playing regular games now & when Crewe came in, I knew it was a chance I had to take."

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