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It’s safe to say that this season hasn’t panned out as the majority of Oldham Athletic supporters would have first hoped for, with the Latics currently sat 19th in the League Two table.
After a poor start to this year’s league campaign, there has been a slight revival, but with just one win from their last six league games, it’s clear to see that they could do with some new signings.
Oldham Athletic have recently been linked with a move for former Bradford City man Billy Clarke according to journalist Alan Nixon.
Clarke has been without a club since Bradford were relegated into League Two last season, but it seems that he could be offered a route back into playing again.
The forward has already shown what he knows where the back of the net is, having scored 13 league goals for the Bantams back in the 2014/15 season.
Nixon claims that Clarke was involved in a behind closed doors game for Oldham, and it appears that it might just be a matter of time before an agreement is reached between both parties involved.
This comes after he was reportedly training with Bolton Wanderers earlier this year, although a move to the League One club never materialised.
Clarke hasn’t played in the fourth tier of English football since he was turning out for Crawley Town, where he netted three goals for them in 17 league appearances as they won promotion to League One.
But as mentioned already, he has proven himself at a higher level than what Oldham are currently playing their football at so it would be somewhat of a coup to land Clarke’s signature.
He might not be the most inspiring of signings, but you’ll struggle to find a better player at this level that is currently without a club.
Clarke could prove to be the missing piece of the jigsaw for Oldham, as they look to fire themselves up the League Two table at the earliest of opportunities.