Former Sheffield Wednesday, Nottingham Forest and Barnsley striker Chris O’Grady has signed for Oldham Athletic, confirmed by the club.

Chris O’Grady is no stranger to Boundary Park, 10 years ago he had his first spell at Boundary Park, and he has returned to link up with manager Frankie Bunn and his assistant Andy Rhodes following a successful trial.

O’Grady knows Andy Rhodes well as they worked together at Sheffield Wednesday where they won promotion to the Championship in 2011/12.

Frankie Bunn also looks set to add to his squad with the loan signing of highly-rated young striker Sam Surridge on loan from Premiership side Bournemouth.

About Chris O’Grady –

O’Grady started his professional career at Leicester City in 2003, he would go on to make 24 appearances in two years at the club.

While at Leicester, O’Grady enjoyed season-long loan moves at both Notts County and Rushden and Diamonds.

He signed a one-year contract at Rotherham united where he played 51 times scoring 13 goals, earning the team a 10th place finish in League One.

In 2008 he joined Oldham Athletic, for an undisclosed fee, signing a two-year contract. Within that two-year period, O’Grady would be sent out on several loan projects including the likes of Bury, Bradford City, Stockport County and Rochdale.

After a rather successful season playing for Rochdale, O’Grady moved to Sheffield Wednesday, scoring a further 13 goals in 60 matches.

On January transfer deadline day in 2013, O’Grady joined Sheffield Wednesday’s rivals Barnsley on loan for the remainder of the season.

After a successful loan spell at Barnsley, he joined them on a permanent basis from Sheffield Wednesday on a two-year contract for an undisclosed fee, rumoured to be around £300,000.

Spells at Brighton and Hove Albion, Sheffield United and Nottingham Forest followed, before the striker took the decision to sign for Chesterfield last summer but left and now has signed for Oldham Athletic.


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