Oldham and Ritchie Wellens have been dealt a massive blow in their bid for survival as their window started terribly with five of their players reaching the completion of their loan deals.
Jack Ruddy, Ben Wilson, Eoin Doyle, Jack Byrne and Kean Bryan have all returned following the completion of their loan spells at Boundary park.
In a statement on the club website. The club said
Oldham Athletic can confirm that five players have returned to their parent clubs.
Jack Ruddy, Ben Wilson, Eoin Doyle, Jack Byrne and Kean Bryan have all returned following the completion of their loan spells.
We thank them for their contributions this season.
Jack Ruddy, a goalkeeper, will return to Wolves after 5 starts conceding 14 goals in the process.
Ben Wilson also a goalkeeper will return to wales with Cardiff City after six starts conceding 15 goals.
Eoin Doyle made a massive impact for Richie Wellens side scoring 12 goals during his spell. The club was and still are desperate to secure his services for at least the rest of the season from Preston.
Jack Byrne also made an impression on the Oldham team from midfield scoring 7 goals aswell as five assists in 25 matches. He will return to league one leaders Wigan with a glowing report.With Oldham surely trying to secure his services further.
Kean Bryan returns to Manchester City after scoring one goal for Oldham aswell as helping out as a box to box midfielder and in defence appearing 7 times for the club.
Oldham will try to negotiate deals with their parent clubs to retain their services. But Preston are keen to hang onto Eoin Doyle who Oldham see as their man target. The loanees returning mean Richie Wellens is left to the bare bones in his squad as he tries to get his side away from any trouble. It could be a busy window coming up for the Latics. Wether it involves any of the loanees they just had to wave goodbye too remains to be seen.