Salisbury City Sign Latics Defender On Loan
Salisbury City have signed 18-year-old defender Glenn Belezika from Oldham Athletic on a one-month loan deal. Belezika was born in Camden, London, on the 24th December, 1994. His parents originate from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Belezika joined the Latics’ youth set-up after a successful trial spell for them in 2011, following former Oldham player, Djeny Bembo-Leta, recommending him. The pair used to have kick-abouts together in the park in Manchester. He was invited to Boundary Park for trials, which, after impressing the management team, led to him being offered a professional contract in 2012.
On the 9th April 2012, Glenn made his first-team debut for Oldham, when he came on as a second-half substitute against Sheffield Wednesday, aged 17. He made 3 more appearances after this, for the first team, and impressed further, leading to him earning a new contract for the 2013/14 campaign.
Glenn has joined The Whites on a one month loan in order to gain more experience and to improve his game and sharpen his skills, Oldham manager, Lee Johnson, has said that he is “keen for his young professionals to go out on loan to get experience of men’s football”.
It is thought that the deal has come about as a result of the Salisbury City Assistant-manager being ex-Northern Ireland international, Warren Feeney, who has previously played for Oldham Athletic in the 2010/11 season, meaning that there is a small link between the two clubs.
Belezika is expected to make his first appearance for The Whites in Salisbury’s match against Aldershot Town tomorrow (24th August 2013).