Andrews to face Athletic

Last updated : 19 January 2007 By The Chairman
Latics old boy Wayne Andrews (pictured) has signed a one month loan deal with Bristol City and could face his old team in tomorrow's crucial third v fourth clash at Boundary Park. Andrews scored 12 goals in 45 appearances in the Iain Dowie reign and had to leave under disturbing circumstances when Chris Moore decided to pull the plug on Athletic. Andrews ended up at Colchester and then Crystal Palace before joining Coventry last June.

Bristol City boss Gary Johnson said, "Wayne has power and pace...he gives us an extra body which we need at this moment in time, with Jevo [Phil Jevons] out for two weeks. Sheffield Wednesday actually tried to take him back after he finished his recent loan spell there but Coventry refused as he was doing so well, and didn't want him loaned out to another Championship club. That has worked out well for us and, as Wayne has already seen us play and was impressed by what he saw, we managed to beat a couple of League One clubs to his signature."

Another old boy on the move is man Mark Hughes who has gone to Conference side Stevenage Borough. Hughes impressed at Athletic after joining them from Tottenham Hotspurs after an initial loan period. He went on to make 73 appearances for Athletic, scoring one goal. New Latics boss John Sheridan decided to release him as he had slipped down the midfield pecking order at Boundary Park.