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Midfielder Returns To Boundary Park

15 January 2022

Oldham Athletic can confirm that Christopher Missilou has re-signed for the club on a deal initially until the end of the season.

A tireless box-to-box midfielder, Missilou rejoins Latics after enjoying a two-year stint with the club from July 2018 until July 2020.

The 29-year-old began his well-travelled career at his hometown side, AJ Auxerre, and he became a vital asset to their B team. During a three-year stint at Les Diplomates, the defensive-minded player featured on 80 occasions and scored six goals as he forged a pathway for himself to progress into the first team.

Missilou, a hard-working, determined and committed character, applied his trade at several outfits across France which includes Évry FC, Stade Brest and L'Entente SSG.

In the 2016/17 campaign, he enjoyed his most productive time at a club across the Channel as he became an established figure in the heart of the midfield for FC Montceau Bourgogne, netting seven times in the process.

After a brief period at Le Puy Foot, Missilou arrived in Greater Manchester and thoroughly impressed whilst on trial at Latics before putting pen-to-paper on a contract.

The Congo international occupied the middle of the park for two years in which he proved to be a vital component to the team during his 84 appearances, especially in the club's famous Emirates FA Cup victory away at Fulham.

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The tenacious individual joined Northampton Town whilst in Sky Bet League One before John Sheridan secured his signature for a move to Swindon Town.

Newport County made an array of signings in the summer which included Missilou, however, he struggled to become a regular in the starting XI at Rodney Parade aided by Michael Flynn’s departure from the Exiles.

The former France U18 player subsequently left the South Wales-based side in order to return to Oldham to train before earning a contract a month later.

Upon his return, Missilou said; "I'm excited to be back at the club and to get going on the field again in front of the fans.

"I really enjoyed my time here, so when I heard of the interest I knew that I wanted to return to Oldham to help and give everything for the badge."

He has been assigned a new number (#28) and will be available for selection next week.

Welcome back to Latics, Christopher!


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