Oldham Athletic midfielder Richard Butcher has turned down a loan move to Yeovil Town according to the Latics manager Ronnie Moore. The fellow league one side claim the Glovers made their move for Moore after his return from a loan period at his former club Lincoln City. Presumably Butcher had been a target for Glovers boss Steve Thompson before he moved for West Ham United's Chris Cohen.
Oldham's local press also claim that the Glovers tried to get Butcher on a permanent basis when his contract ran out at Sincil Bank. Instead he opted to move to North Manchester where a supporter's vendetta against the player has left him unsettled and resulted in the month back in Lincolnshire.
But Moore has claimed that Butcher is prepared to give it another go at Boundary Park explaining: "Yeovil came in and I was prepared to let Richard go there for a month, but he didnít fancy it. Iíve spoken to the lad and he is hoping to get back in our side and show people he can play. He has obviously had a rough time, but he seems genuinely concerned that he should stay here for the time being. If his mind is right and I think heís ready, he would come into the reckoning for our first team. That might not happen straight away Ė it would depend how I thought Richard would handle the occasion Ė but he says he wants to fight for a place. It may be that heís only here until the transfer window reopens, but thereís plenty of time until January."
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