He was superb for us in Non League and massive reason why we won the league last season, ball playing centre back who is generally quite good at all aspects of his defending in the lower leagues. He can be very rash sometimes though, he conceded 4 penalties I think last season because he pressed the self destruct button, but I see no reason though why he cannot cut those errors out of his game.
Not sure if we'll sell him in this window unless silly money is offered, but he is an exciting prospect. Personally I think he is better staying with us for one more year, where is all but guarenteed a first team place.
No one quite know what has gone on. His contract automatically renewed for an extra year due to number of appearances and everyone thought we would see him back for pre-season. The club have said he had a dental operation and that explained his absence and then announced he wouldn't feature at all this season and was training with the youths. Really weird as hes a really good player and was very important for us last season.....but I'm sure he's one of our better paid players and we can;t afford to have him not playing for a whole season.
22 year old goalkeeper Iverson has signed on a season long loan from Leicester.
He is one that Warne has been chasing for months so he becomes the new "Rodak" for this season.
I hope he does as well.
Any good Oldham fans?
It also wouldn’t be a bad thing. We’re perhaps a ‘Reeves’ away from having a really good balanced squad that can mix it up a number of different ways. I’d still like us to sign him or a similar player, and perhaps David Wheeler back, but he’d be fairly expensive I can imagine.
Should hear today about a decision on Mikael Mandron who's been on trial. He's done ok and we're pretty light up top so I'd expect him to get a deal - played in both weekend games against Charlton and Millwall (scoring in the latter) and obviously has done enough impressing to still be with the club on trial. Still would leave us needing another forward, a full back option and maybe another wide man, but we're nearly there.
Walsh looked a more than able deputy against Millwall on Sunday - don't see why we can't go with him as back up when we've had Hadler all last season. Hanlan, Ndjoli and List can all play through the middle but yes, we need more there. Mandron looks to be one, plus another you'd like to think.
Not counting youngsters in and out we had 12 leave since end of last season, so current squad 4 down on last season (Ogilivie signed after loan).
Leonardo da Silva Lopes
From what I've seen of Walsh looks like he can do a job as back up, expect we would go into the emergency loan for another keeper if needed, still expect 2 strikers to arrive this week and another left back