New signings due....

Last updated : 10 June 2015 By Dave Moore

Latics manager Darren Kelly is hoping to sign another three or four players before the season opens but he has not ruled out using loan players. He suggested that he may bring in young players from Premier League academies to boost his squad.

Kelly said, “If we can get three or four players, that would be the hope. It is a case of managing the situations. With a couple of contacts in Premier League clubs, there are potential loan signings I have seen, who I know all about, and who can come in and do a very good job. There are a lot out there. If clubs at the top see that players are developing in a framework where you are trying to play good football, you will get the players. Lump it from back to front and Manchester United lend you a midfielder, where is his development there? Justify why you want that player and how you can develop him, they will be happy for you to have them.”

“Oldham’s is one of the lesser budgets. I have spoken to a lot of agents and there is big money we can’t compete with. That is why the money we have, we want to be careful with. We want players who can fit into the team but at the right price. Teams like Bury and Cambridge seem to be putting the money in and that is fine. Let them crack on with it. We will focus on what we are trying to do and get on with it.”