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Still independent! Still serving worldwide Latics fans! The LSC was established in 1987 and the website began in 1996. The LSC website is the longest established 'unofficial' web site of Oldham Athletic AFC and is also the longest established message board (forum) of OAFC, official or not. Originally intended to keep Canadian fans abreast of all matters associated with the Latics, the LSC provides a news service and a platform for Athletic fans the world over to express their views on activities at Boundary Park. Learn more about Oldham as a town by visiting our Oldham Links or find out more about the City of Surrey, B.C. here.
Peterborough United striker Jonson Clarke-Harris has become the first signing for mamager Lee Johnson. The 18-year-old has agreed a 12-month contract, subject to approval, with an option for another second year. An undisclosed fee has been agreed. Clarke-Harris is 6ft 2in but has not made a first-team appearance for Posh in the campaign that sees then get relegated. He had loan spells at Southend United and Bury and faced the Latics when a Matt Smith winner sealed the points to help guarantee safety for the Latics. Johnson believes he has unearthed an uncut diamond and hoped to mould him into the finished polished article. Johnson spoke of the game at Bury and said, "In the first half of that match he was excellent. He was big, strong and scored a great goal which was disallowed. I watched the DVD of the game afterwards and like what I saw. When it comes to the risk and reward factor, Jonson is definitely worth it. He has all the attributes and potential to be a very good player. He is by no means the finished article and a lot of development work will be needed. And it is our job to do that because he could be anything he wants."
Clarke-Harris is delighted by his move to Boundary Park. He said, "I am buzzing and it is hard to put into words what it means to me to be joining Latics. I am looking forward to playing regularly and also for helping the team to do well. I am very impressed with Lee Johnson and look forward to working with him. Hopefully it will be a good partnership. My aims are to play regularly, score goals and enjoy my football. If you are not happy, you don't play well and be yourself. I will be working hard and hopefully I will play a lot of games and score between 10 and 15 goals. I liked it at Peterborough but found it frustrating because I was never given a chance to play. That is why I went to Southend and Bury to get some games."
The Latics have arranged two pre-season friendlies. They kick-off the new pre-season at Accrington Stanley on 23rd July with a 7.30pm. start. This will be followed by a home game against Huddersfield Town on 27th July. The Boundary Park fixture will kick off 3pm.
Two of Athletic's promising youngsters, Kirk Millar and Carl Winchester, have been chosen for the Northern Ireland under-21 squad. They have been named for their UEFA Under-21 Championship match in Cyprus which takes place on 30th May. Training camp begins next week in Northern Ireland.
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