Wigan's Pollitt signs on loan

Last updated : 11 January 2007 By Tony Scholes
Farnworth born Pollitt, now 34, started his career with Manchester United, but he'd moved on and was with Lincoln City when he made his Football League bow in the 1992/93 season. It was the first of many and to date he has played in 480 league games for nine different clubs, the most recent being Championship rivals Ipswich Town.

He joined the Tractor Boys on loan and made his debut for them in the East Anglian derby against Norwich at Portman Road in November, but after one game he was recalled by Wigan when they got injury problems.

His last appearance was just last Saturday in Wigan's FA Cup defeat at Portsmouth. It was his fourth appearance this season, made up of one in the Premiership, one in the Championship, one in the Carling Cup and now one in the FA Cup.

His move to Burnley is an initial one month and he's available for the game at Southampton on Saturday when he is expected to come straight into the starting line up.

Pollitt has faced Burnley on a number of occasions, mostly with Rotherham, but in the 1997/98 season he played against us three times for three different clubs. In September he was in the Oldham side that drew 0-0 at the Turf, he lined up against us for Gillingham who beat us 1-0 at the Priestfield in January, then in the following month he was back in goal at the Turf for Brentford in a game we drew 1-1. The only Claret to score against him was Glen Little.

His list of clubs is impressive, having started with Manchester United he has since been with Oldham (loan), Bury, Lincoln, Darlington, Notts County, Oldham (loan), Gillingham (loan), Brentford (loan), Sunderland, Rotherham, Chesterfield, Rotherham again, Wigan and that recent loan spell at Ipswich.