The Latics' Academy team will now play their U18s games at Seel Park, the home of non-league neighbours Mossley.
Youth Team Manager Danny Cadamarteri disclosed. “For the club this is a step in the right direction. We're always striving now to improve the academy and improve the status of the club. We're all about creating experiences for the players and helping them as footballers, as ultimately they will be judged on how they fare in a first-team environment. Putting this into place with our younger players as well means we can further develop the pathway they are on. One way of doing this is by hosting our games in a stadium. We've managed to build a relationship with Mossley now to go over and use their facility which will be fantastic for our lads to play in a stadium hopefully for the remaining home games of this season and also give them an opportunity to play on a little platform. The facilities at Seel Park will mean we can host a bigger crowd to come and watch the team and help them in an environment they need to get used to. It’s obviously a bonus for spectators too that a well-known ground can host, so all round it's a positive move for everyone.”