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SIGNING: Experienced Striker Returns To Latics

30 July 2018

Oldham Athletic have signed experienced striker Chris O’Grady on a one-year contract.

10 years since his first spell at Boundary Park, he has made the return to link up with Manager Frankie Bunn and his assistant Andy Rhodes.

The 32-year-old has been on trial with the club and has featured in a number of pre-season games, scoring against FC United of Manchester.

O’Grady has previously worked with Rhodes at Sheffield Wednesday where they won promotion to the Championship in 2011/12.

He brings with him a wealth of experience having playing at every level of the English Football League.

The striker started his career as a youngster at Leicester City where he impressed in their U18s and reserve teams, making his senior debut for the Foxes in 2003.

Since then he has enjoyed spells at several clubs including Rotherham United, Bury, Rochdale, Sheffield Wednesday, Barnsley and Brighton and Hove Albion.

He signed for Oldham Athletic in 2008, making 34 appearances for the club in all competitions.

In the 2009/10 season, he gained League Two promotion with Rochdale, scoring 22 times in 43 appearances.

Welcome back to Oldham Athletic, Chris!

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