Manchester City youngster sent back from loan spell after refusing to play

RusnakManchester City youngster Albert Rusnak has been sent back to Manchester City after refusing to play for Oldham Athletic’s reserve side whilst on loan, reports the Daily Mail.

The 19-year-old made the move to Boundary Park in the summer, and was expected to stay at the League One club until at least January.

But the player has already returned to the Etihad Stadium after reportedly reacting angrily when asked to play for Oldham’s second string at Port Vale on Tuesday evening.

The Slovakian had only managed one start since completing his loan switch, which came in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy victory over Shrewsbury Town, whilst only being named on the bench as Oldham went down 3-2 at Rotherham United on Saturday.

City’s head of youth development Patrick Vieira is said to have told the youngster to go back and apologise for his actions.

It is understood the Slovakian youngster did make an apology, but the decision has been taken by all parties that it is best he returns to his parent club.

An Oldham statement read: ‘Albert Rusnak’s loan with Latics has ended as the player has returned to Manchester City.

‘All parties felt it was better for the 19-year-old Rusnak to pursue the opportunities available to him with City’s Elite Development Squad.

‘Manager Lee Johnson says he is disappointed the loan, which was due to expire on January 5, didn’t work out.’