Coventry City loanee Marcel Hilssner got his first taste of league football this season after joining League Two side Oldham Athletic on loan earlier this week.
The winger joined Oldham on loan to the end of the season as he looks to impress ahead of returning to Coventry.
The 25-year-old signed joined the Sky Blues in the summer, signing a three-year deal with the club.
However, things didn’t quite go to plan for the German, with a breathing issue disrupting pre-season and leaving him looking for match fitness ever since.
Robins revealed at the end of last year that the player could go out on loan as he searches for game time .
“He’s got to keep working and then we’ll see where he is because if he’s not close then we need to get him out and get him some games on loan,” he said.
“Whether that’s back in Germany or over here we will have to wait and see.”
Hilssner has now had the chance to make his debut in England after joining Harry Kewell’s side.
He made his debut in the 1-1 draw with Walsall on Saturday afternoon, being named in the starting 11 for the game and playing 83 minutes.
And it seems that he made a good first impression on Latics’ fans.
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“Very impressed with Hilssner,” wrote one Oldham fan on social media, while a second said: “He played well, promising debut. He is obviously a cut above this league.”
“Decent for 30 minutes, understandably looked very unfit. Looked like he was running through treacle after that. Looks to have a good shot on him.#oafc,” was the assessment of a third.
Hilssner will be looking to continue to build up his fitness and again impress when Oldham take on Newport County next Saturday.