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Moffatt off to Alty

Posted by nickogs20 on August 31, 2009

United defender Scott Moffatt has joined Blue Square Premier side (and United Reserves’ landlords) Altrincham on a one-month loan deal.

Moffatt, 18, signed professional forms at Old Trafford in the summer after two injury-plagued years as a trainee. The Openshaw-born right-back managed just eighteen games in his first year with the academy and was even more unlucky last year, a persistent knee injury limiting him to just eight appearances for Paul McGuinness’ Under-18 side.

Nonetheless, Scott did enough to earn a professional contract and had started this season with the reserves, featuring in three games during pre-season (including the Reds’ win over Altrincham at the start of August) and making a competitive second string debut at Moss Lane last Thursday in the 5-0 Manchester Senior Cup thrashing of Bury, even chipping in with a rare goal.

Today he was back at that venue, firstly to complete his month-long switch to Altrincham and secondly to make his debut for the Robins, as they took on Chester City in a Bank Holiday clash. With Alty short on players, boss Graham Heathcote handed Scott the number 22 shirt and a starting berth as the two Cheshire sides drew 1-1 (more on that in our weekend loan roundup later on). A further seven BSP games are scheduled to take place in the next month, so this loan spell should offer Scott invaluable senior experience.

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2 Responses to “Moffatt off to Alty”

  1. arjwiz said

    Are the rumours of cathcart joining plymouth substantiated?

  2. lorenzo23 said

    The Altrincham site gave him a good mention in their match report against Chester City on Bank Hol Monday. Thursday your at Moss Lane Lane with the Reserves, four days later you’ve got a striped shirt on playing for Alty.

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