Transfer news: Oldham defender Cliff Byrne is poised to rejoin Scunthorpe on loan
Sky Sports understands Oldham defender Cliff Byrne is poised to rejoin former club Scunthorpe on loan.
Last Updated: 11/09/13 10:29pm
Scunthorpe boss Brian Laws is looking to bolster his defensive options and has set up a deal to bring Byrne back to Glanford Park.
Byrne is a big fans' favourite at Scunthorpe having spent nine years at the club and captained the side prior to his move to Oldham in the summer of 2012.
The 31-year-old has found first-team opportunities hard to come by at Oldham this season, with his only three appearances coming from the bench - and Latics boss Lee Johnson is willing to send him out on loan.
Scunthorpe are believed to have agreed a loan deal with Byrne until January and the Irishman is expected to go straight into the Iron squad for Friday's clash at Southend.