OLDHAM Athletic boss Dino Maamria is not ruling out an extended stay for Manchester United loanee Cameron Borthwick-Jackson.

The left back has joined Latics until the end of the season and made his debut in the 3-1 win over Mansfield Town on Tuesday night.

Having made just six appearances on loan at Tranmere Rovers in the first half of the campaign, the 22-year-old is looking to get his stop-start career heading in the right direction again.

After slotting in impressively against the Stags in midweek, Maamria sees no reason why Boundary Park cannot become his long-term home.

“He’s a Premier League player playing in League Two,” the Latics boss said of the Old Trafford academy product.

“He came in head down and showed what he needs to do to put his career back on track.

“He’s a humble guy and his quality is there for everyone to see.

“We’re lucky to have him and let’s see what happens. If we can keep him next season then that would be brilliant.

“He’s enjoying his football and is happy to be here which is always pleasing.”

Borthwick-Jackson is out of contract in the summer although there is an option in the deal that could see it extended for a further 12 months.

Maamria sees him as an excellent fit for how he wants his Oldham side to play going forwards.

“He showed his quality with his composure on the ball,” he said after victory over Mansfield, a first win in eight games after four draws.

“He defended really well and got us playing from the back and gave us that quality going forwards as well.

“That gives the team a  lot of confidence in the middle of the park as well.” Maamria believes the Boundary Park victory that lifted Latics to 17th in League Two should be the template going forwards.

“I’m a big fan of 4-4-2, I’m going to try and build a team around 4-4-2,” he said after pairing Danny Rowe and Zak Dearnley up front.

“Sometimes with the personnel it doesn’t work how we want it to work but I know if I put that team together like that it’s going to play a lot of good football and be attacking.

“Hopefully it will get stronger and stronger as the season goes on.”