Former Huddersfield Town keeper Paul Rachubka will be hoping to make his second debut for Oldham Athletic tonight.
The 32-year-old – who was a play-off winner with Peter Jackson’s Town at Cardiff in 2004 – has signed a short-term deal at Boundary Park and will be hoping to be involved at Preston this evening.
Rachubka has been training with Lee Johnson’s League I outfit – who played Town in pre-season – since his departure from Leeds United and has now signed with the Latics until January 5 next year.
Rachubka, who will be No29, is no stranger to Oldham as he had a half-season loan spell with the from Manchester United in 2001-02, in which he played 17 matches. He has played for a total of 14 clubs, though many have been on loan.
His permanent employers have been Manchester United, Charlton Athletic, Town, Blackpool and Leeds United during a career in which he has played 302 competitive matches.
Oldham manager Johnson has welcomed the signing saying: “Paul has been with us for some time and his experience is something we need.
“Mark Oxley has done well, but we need to push him, so it is good to have a keeper of Paul’s experience.”
Rachubka played a total of 81 matches in all for Town and was No1 choice until the signing of Matt Glennon in 2006.
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