According to reliable journalist, Alan Nixon, Oldham Athletic are on the verge of signing Ben Wilson from Cardiff City, as John Sheridan looks to solve his side’s goalkeeping issue.
There are less than 48 hours remaining until the start of the Sky Bet League One season, and Oldham are without a senior goalkeeper, but Wilson’s pending arrival will solve that issue.
Wilson, 24, has made just four senior appearances for Cardiff since he joined them in 2014, but has spent time with AFC Wimbledon and Rochdale over the last two seasons.
The 24-year-old’s reported arrival will ease Sheridan’s fears heading into the new season, with Oldham yet to replace Connor Ripley ahead of the club’s opening day clash with Oxford United.
Ripley, who spent the 2016/17 campaign on-loan from Middlesbrough, featured in every League One fixture for Oldham last season, keeping 18 clean sheets in the league.
There had been reports suggesting that Oldham were keen for Ripley to return from Boro this summer, but Sheridan gave up in his pursuit to bring the goalkeeper back to Lancashire.
Nixon understands that Oldham are also keen to bring another goalkeeper to Boundary Park before the end of the summer.
The Latics had Leeds United’s Bailey Peacock-Farrell on trial earlier this summer, but opted against signing the 20-year-old on-loan.
This will give Oldham a huge boost heading into the new season, with Wilson having the potential to replicate the form Ripley showed last year.
Sheridan clearly still has work to do this summer, with Oldham’s squad still short of quality in certain areas.
Last season, Oldham’s defence and the goals of Lee Erwin helped them survive relegation, and that will be key again for the club heading into the new campaign.
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