Following the completion of the 2019/20 season, Oldham Athletic can now announce the retained player list for the First Team.
It is important that we clarify what each of the categories mean for the players named below, because Coronavirus has impacted the way in which the Club would normally move forward at this point in the planning process.
In Contract; these players have a contract with Oldham Athletic that runs beyond the 30th June 2020.
Released; these players’ contracts have now expired and they will leave the Club.
Covid-19 Short-term Extensions; this is a special contract extension that has been facilitated across EFL clubs in order to respond to the furlough situation and allow both the Club and player more time to resolve their futures. All the players on this list have been offered a two/three month extension, during which a final decision will be agreed by both parties.
Returned to Parent Clubs; these are loan deals that have now expired and players have already returned to their original team.
Zak Dearnley, Dylan Fage, Tom Hamer, Danny Rowe, David Wheater, Gary Woods.
Kielen Adams, Desire Segbe Azankpo, Marvin Kokos, Chris McCann, Zak Mills, Javid Swaby-Neavin, Gevaro Nepomuceno, Jamie Stott, Scott Wilson.
Covid-19 Short-term Extensions
Johan Branger-Engone, Zeus De la Paz, Tomas Egert, Mohamed Maouche, Christopher Missilou.
Returned to Parent Clubs
Cameron Borthwick-Jackson (Manchester United), Mani Dieseruvwe (Salford City), Christian N’Guessan (Burnley FC), Filipe Morais (Crawley Town), Carl Piergianni (Salford City), Jonny Smith (Bristol City).
We would like to place on record our thanks to all the players who have not been retained for their contribution whilst at Boundary Park and we wish them well in their future careers.
An update to supporters will be provided as soon as possible if a player extends his stay upon the expiration of the Covid-19 clause.
In the existing climate, planning for the future is clearly very difficult. Maintaining financial security remains the primary aim and whilst other Clubs and their players work through exactly the same issues, it is unlikely we will see many deals being done until dates of return and the conditions under which this will happen are confirmed.
The Head Coach is still working with the Owner and Board to generate a plan for the recruitment of players for the forthcoming campaign.
Our thanks and best wishes once again go to all of the players leaving Oldham Athletic and we hope we will be able to confirm in the near future when we can all start getting ready for a return to Boundary Park.