SkyBet League One strugglers Oldham Athletic are understood to have been placed under a transfer embargo according to BBC Sport.

The Latics are three points adrift of safety in the league table and the Lancashire club must now deal with an embargo which will prevent manager Steve Robinson from making any new additions to his squad.

While the official reasons for the embargo have not yet been revealed it is thought that the sanction has been placed upon Athletic as a result of non payment of bills to other SkyBet League One clubs. Officials at Oldham Athletic have reassured fans that they are working to resolve the outstanding issues and the club are hoping to be in a stable position to make a number of new signings in the January transfer window should the transfer embargo be lifted.

The Latics’ cash flow position is unlikely to improve through paying supporters in the coming weeks with just two of the club’s next eight fixtures in all competitions scheduled to take place at their Boundary Park home. Progression in the domestic cups could provide the club with the greatest opportunity of fundraising with Athletic still competing in both the FA Cup and EFL Trophy.

Oldham Athletic must overcome a tricky trip to Sincil Bank where they will face National League outfit Lincoln City in 10 days time if they are to have a chance of a lucrative money spinning FA Cup Third Round tie against more glamorous opposition in January.

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