Oldham Athletic boss John Sheridan has said that he needs five or six new signings before the end of the transfer window, in an interview with BBC Radio Manchester.

The Latics have fallen to defeat in all three of their games so far this campaign, losing at home to Oxford and away at Walsall in League One, either side of a 3-2 Carabao Cup defeat against Championship outfit Burton Albion at Boundary Park.

The former Republic of Ireland international, who is currently in his fifth spell in charge of the Latics (including caretaker roles), said:

“I’m watching players who I’m telling at half-time are excellent, and in the second half they’re not at the races.”

“I pick the team, I need five or six players. I need changes to the system and some players, unfortunately, are not good enough at this moment to get in the team. A couple of them are playing as well and I don’t like saying that, but we’re not going to go where I want us to go.”

“Luckily for me only two games have gone in the season, and I want to sort it out as quickly as I can.”

Oldham, who have just started their 21st consecutive season in League One, have already been fairly active in the transfer market, adding Dan Gardner from Chesterfield, Craig Davies from Scunthorpe and Rob Hunt from Brighton & Hove Albion to their squad, among others.

Former Leeds midfielder Sheridan will certainly be hoping that Oldham continue to be active in this window, as he hopes to avoid yet another relegation battle.


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