Updated: Saturday, 25th October 2014 @ 11:41am

Let me stay! Oldham Athletic loan star Jordan Obita wants extension to help Latics fight relegation

Let me stay! Oldham Athletic loan star Jordan Obita wants extension to help Latics fight relegation

By Matthew Lees

With his spell about Boundary Park due to end this week, Oldham Athletic loanee Jordan Obita is eager to prolong his stay.

The Reading winger signed a one-month deal on transfer deadline day and has since appeared five times for Latics.

Obita’s loan ends after Saturday’s League One game against Sheffield United but wants his parent club to allow him to stay at Oldham.

“I have spoken to Reading and it looks like they will extend my loan,” he told the club website.

“I am playing games, enjoying my football and hopefully I will be staying.”

Obita, capped for England at both Under-18 and Under-19 level, featured in both FA Cup games against Everton and scored his only goal for the club as Athletic forced a draw.

With Oldham impressing in the Cup, Obita is puzzled by their low position in the league table – just one place above the drop zone.

“The boys did everyone proud with our performances in both [Everton] games,” added the 19-year-old.

"I think we are in a false position the way the team has been playing.

"You would think we were chasing a play-off place rather than battling relegation.

"Hopefully we will pick up enough points to finish mid table."

Athletic are currently one point above the relegation zone with 13 games to play ahead of the visit by the Blades.

In other news, Oldham’s match against Yeovil Town, which was postponed on February 5 due to the snow, will now take place on April 16.

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