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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Purdie's Future to be Clarified

On Monday BN mentioned that a decision whether Guillem Bauza's time with Hereford United might be extended was yet to be made public.

Another player whose future is also not clear is Rob Purdie.

In theory he is due to return to Oldham by January 29th as his loan spell with the Bulls will have ended.

However Purdie has said that there is no place for him at Boundary Park and when he agreed to join Hereford it was with the hope he might secure a contract.

"I'm not here to play games to get fit to go back to Oldham," said Purdie.

"I don't have a future at Oldham whether I score twenty goals or two goals on my loan spell. It doesn't matter.

"I just here to win myself a contract and do well for Jamie."

It's thought that Oldham will not require a fee for him. In fact they would be happy to get him off their books.

Yet Purdie is almost certainly on better money with the Latics than he would be with the Bulls so he might face a simple choice of stopping with Oldham or moving to Edgar Street on, perhaps, half the money he is currently receiving.

That, of course, presumes that manager Jamie Pitman is happy with Purdie's time to date. In two months he has made seven appearances for the Bulls scoring four goals including two on his debut at Stockport.