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U21 star Byrne excited over Oldham move


Jack Byrne

Jack Byrne

Jack Byrne

Ireland U21 cap Jack Byrne says he hopes he can help Oldham Athletic prosper after he completed his move from Wigan, writes Aidan Fitzmaurice.

Byrne (21) ended a miserable spell at Wigan with the Oldham transfer, a deal which takes him up to 2020.

"I learned a lot about English football and I'm still learning," says Byrne, who had been on loan to Oldham earlier this season.

"I'm only 21 and I've signed a two-and-a-half year deal so hopefully I can settle here and keep my head down, playing well and hopefully the club goes the way it wants to go.

"It's an exciting time with the takeover and I'm glad to be a part of it."

Dubliner Byrne joined Wigan from Manchester City 12 months ago but struggled to make an impact.