Former Huddersfield Town defender Anthony Gerrard is back in action – and winning!

The 29-year-old central defender has rejoined Oldham Athletic and went straight into their side which won 1-0 at Shrewsbury in League I.

Former Everton, Walsall and Cardiff City player Gerrard – who made 81 Town appearances from 2012 to 2015 – has been snapped up by manager John Sheridan to play a key role in the club’s bid to escape relegation.

The win at Shrewsbury – where Gerrard made 15 appearances this season up until last week, and his subsequent move to Boundary Park – leaves Oldham third from bottom.

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With those three points, Sheridan reckons Oldham need eight more wins to stand a chance of avoiding the drop.

Gerrard helped them achieve only their second win of the season, and first under the new manager, thanks to a goal from Carl Winchester.

Ex-Hull City Player of the Year Gerrard previously had a six-match loan spell at Oldham from March to May last year.