Is there a big transfer coup on the horizon for League Two Oldham Athletic?

By Steindy (talk) 16:16, 10 November 2016 (UTC) - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

League Two side Oldham Athletic are trying to sign Welsh International midfielder Shaun MacDonald from Wigan Athletic, according to Sun journalist Alan Nixon.

30-year old MacDonald was part of the Bournemouth squad that progressed from League One to the Premier League, but he joined Wigan for an undisclosed fee in August 2016.

He originally came through the youth ranks at Swansea City, making a total of 24 appearances. He enjoyed loan spells at Yeovil Town on three occasions between 2009 and 2011, making a total of 70 appearances for the Glovers before his Cherries switch. He made 84 appearances for Eddie Howe’s side before his switch to the DW Stadium.

The Welsh international had been a virtual ever-present until he suffered a severe leg-break at Reading on the last day of the 2016-17 season.

He has been capped four times for his country, the last of which came in 2016.

Oldham are currently eighth in the League Two table, with eight points from five games following their relegation in May.

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This would be a big capture for Oldham, MacDonald is a good professional with lots of experience at a higher level.

If he has fully recovered and is fit and ready, he could help push them towards a play off spot. It’s tough division, but with experience in the middle of the park Oldham will be a little bit stronger.

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