Last season Oldham scored the least amount of goals in League One with an embarrassing 31 goals put between the posts by the Latics.
Their troubles have continued into the new season as they lay 23rd in the table with zero points from the opening two games, scoring just once in the process.
Something has to change to turn the tide in Oldham’s attacking play and that will mean the addition of a new striker at the club.
Here at FLW, we think Barnet’s John Akinde could be the man to solve all their problems.
League Two’s top scorer last season with 26 goals, John Akinde is playing at the peak of his powers right now and this time shouldn’t be spent in the lowest tier of league football.
The jump up from League Two to League One isn’t that big of a jump so the Englishman wouldn’t find it too taxing to adapt to the level of football meaning he could be the one-man answer to Oldham’s issues going forward.
Akinde has managed 81 goals in just 142 games for his current employers, that is a goal once every 1.7 games.
An unbelievable return for a player who used to play as a part timer.
It is quite surprising already how no bigger clubs have come in for him so Oldham could sneak it with an offer of more money and a higher division to play in.
At 28-years-old, Akinde is at the age where a lot of striker’s peak and have their best season.
John Sheridan should act fast on this one.