Oldham Athletic can confirm that defender Tom Hamer has now left the club to join Sky Bet League One side Burton Albion for an undisclosed fee.
The 21-year-old has been at Latics since 2015, starting out as a scholar in the academy and made his professional debut just over three-years ago against Leicester City U21s in the EFL Trophy.
Impressively, the successful youth product who has always worn the #34 shirt, has managed to make over 100 appearances for the club in all competitions, reaching the milestone earlier in the season, scoring six goals and proudly captained the side on a number of occasions during that time. He was also nominated in the North West Football Awards ‘Rising Star’ category last year.
The defender has mainly been used at right-back over the years and is renowned for his long throw technique. To add to this, he has proved his versatility featuring at the centre of defence when called upon.
Off the pitch, Tom has been a credit to the club in more ways than one, representing Latics and helping to support the great work of the Community Trust during his time at Boundary Park. He was often the first to put his name forward with the attitude to inspire others in his role as professional footballer.
On leaving after six years at Boundary Park, Tom said; “I’d firstly just like to thank the players, managers and staff I’ve met whilst I’ve been at Oldham, it will continue to be a team close to my heart.
“It’s a club that gave me my first real chance in football and I’ll always be grateful for that. I've been extremely proud to have been able to represent this club over the years as well, with the FA Cup game at Fulham being an obvious highlight with the fans there.
“But now is the time to have a new challenge and I hope everyone keeps up their amazing support for this fantastic football club.”
Oldham Athletic would like to thank Tom for his efforts and loyalty over the years and also wish him the very best of luck as he embarks on a new chapter in his career.