Oldham Athletic are pleased to confirm the signing of Zaine Francis-Angol on a one-year contract.
The former Hartlepool United and Motherwell player, who can operate at left back or as a left winger, becomes the seventh summer addition made by manager John Sheridan.
Capped 19 times by Antigua & Barbuda, Francis-Angol featured in Hartlepool’s successful National League play-off quest in 2021, before also playing on loan for Stockport during their promotion from the same division last campaign.
On securing the services of the 29-year-old, Sheridan said: “Zaine is another player who knows all about what it takes to be successful in this division and has got attributes we need.
“He’s an excellent athlete, is versatile, has got pace and is a good competitor. Zaine is a player with a good amount of experience and provides us with different options down the left.
“It’s very important that we build a squad with genuine balance and signing Zaine is part of that overall target as we work towards the beginning of the season.”
After starting out as a youngster at Tottenham, Angol moved to Motherwell in 2011, featuring more than 60 times in the top flight of Scottish football after working his way into the first team.
He spent two seasons at AFC Fylde, again featuring in the National League play-offs during both campaigns whilst also winning the FA Trophy. After a season at Accrington, he then moved to Boreham Wood before joining Hartlepool for the latter part of the 2020/21 season.
Angol first featured at international level for Antigua & Barbuda in 2012, qualifying through his mother’s country of birth and participating in World Cup qualifiers, as well as the CONCACAF League of Nations.
The signing is subject to the relevant league and FA approval with Zaine’s squad number to be confirmed ahead of the new season.
Welcome to Latics, Zaine!