Thomas Hall

Solihull Moors have tonight announced Jamey Osborne is to stay with the club on loan for another month, until the 26th of January, subject to immediate recall.

Jamey Osborne has been extremely influential at the club of late. Earning 5 man of the match awards since his return to the ATG stadium on the 1st of December. Scoring 1 goal from central midfield, a screamer from just beyond the half way line in the Moors 2-0 win over Tranmere.

Osborne first joined Moors in May 2016, on a permanent basis when Marcus Bignot lured him to his hometown club. By then the midfield maestro had already made a name for himself in the non league scene with impressive performances at Redditch United, and became hot property. His signing was somewhat of a coup for the Moors, with much larger clubs, including the likes of Crewe Alexandra, who gave him a trial, sniffing around.

Osborne starred for Moors in the first half of the season, especially in the Moors FA cup run which saw them reach the second round. Osborne had scored both of Moors goals in the 6-2 defeat at Luton in the second round which reignited larger clubs interest in him.

By January of 2017, Marcus Bignot had took the helm at Grimsby Town and was adamant he wanted to take Osborne, and fellow Moors starlet Akwasi Asante, with him.  Moors however, were keen to keep Osborne because of the crucial role he had played in the Moors’ attempt at survival in their inaugural season in the top flight in the non league game and set a lofty price tag. After several failed attempts, on 18 January 2017 Bignot met the Moors price tag and had got his man in a double transfer which saw Akwasi Asante also move to the Mariners.

After impressing at Grimsby, Osborne looked set to star in the Cleethorpe outfit’s League 2 campaign this season, however, injury set backs in pre-season have denied him the chance and, whilst still fully recovering, Grimsby have let Osborne return to Solihull.

Osborne cited his reason for wishing to remain in his home town is ‘personal circumstances’ in a statement on twitter.