2013–14 Oldham Athletic A.F.C. season

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Oldham Athletic
2013–14 season
Chairman Simon Corney
Manager Lee Johnson
League One 16th
FA Cup Thiird Round
League Cup First Round
Johnstone's Paint Trophy Semi Final (N)
Top goalscorer League:
MacDonald (4)
Rooney (4)
All:
Philliskirk (9)
Highest home attendance 7,180
Bradford (Lg 1)
(01/12/13)
Lowest home attendance 2,646
Notts County (JPT)
(12/11/13)

The 2013–14 season is Oldham Athletic's 17th consecutive season in the third division of the English football league system and Lee Johnson's first full season as manager of the club.

The Latics faced a summer of rebuilding on and off the pitch as 18 players were out of contract from the 2012–13 season [1] and work finally recommenced on the demolition of the old Broadway Stand in preparation for its replacement by the new North Stand.[2] Dean Bouzanis, Robbie Simpson, Connor Hughes, Liam Jacob, Alex Cisak, Lee Croft and Dan Taylor were all released at the end of the 2012–13 season with new contracts handed to Glenn Belezika, Cliff Byrne, Connor Brown, David Mellor, James Tarkowski and Kirk Millar as well as youngsters Joe Cooper, Chris Sutherland, Luke Simpson and Danny Gosset.[3] Matt Smith opted to join Leeds United after his impressive run of goals during the 2012-13 FA Cup[4] while Dean Furman joined former manager Paul Dickov at Doncaster Rovers and Jean-Yves M'voto joined Barnsley.

In their place, Johnson signed wingers Sidney Schmeltz[5] and James Dayton[6] as well as strengthening the centre of midfield with Anton Rodgers[7] and the permanent acquisition of Korey Smith[8] who had ended the previous season on loan at Boundary Park from Norwich City. A trio of forwards were also recruited: Charlie MacDonald,[9] Jonson Clarke-Harris[10] and, following a protracted contract dispute with Swindon Town, Adam Rooney.[11] Johnson signed goalkeeper Mark Oxley on a season long loan from Hull City[12] but his only defensive acquisition before the season began was the young Latvian centre back, Edijs Joksts.[13] As a result, the season began with young midfielder David Mellor employed at centre back alongside James Tarkowski.[14]

The season began positively for Oldham with a 4-3 victory away at Stevenage.[15] This was followed by defeat at home to Derby in the first round of the Capital One Cup[16] and a run of games in which Oldham were praised for their attractive style of play[17] but ultimately achieved only 8 points from their first 10 league games.[18] In the meantime, the summer transfer window had closed with the departure of Baxter to Sheffield United for an undisclosed fee,[19] the return of Danny Philliskirk[20] and the arrival of defensive duo Matteo Lanzoni[21] and Genseric Kusunga.[22]

Squad & Coaching Staff[edit]

First Team Squad[edit]

Includes all players who were awarded a squad number during the season. Last updated on 15 December 2013
*Total appearances and goals as at the end of the 2013–14 season
Squad
No.
Name Nat. Position Date of birth Signed from Signed in Total
Apps*
Total
Goals*
Notes
Goalkeepers
1 Mark Oxley England GK 28-09-1990 Hull City 2013 (loan) 24 0 Season long loan from Hull City.
25 Luke Simpson England GK 23-09-1994 Youth Team 2013 (turned pro) 0 0 Loaned to Nantwich Town on 17 August 2013.
29 Paul Rachubka United States GK 21-05-1981 Unattached 2013 19 0 Signed on 7 September 2013.
33 Joel Coleman England GK Youth Team 2013 (turned pro) 0 0
Defenders
2 Connor Brown England RB 02-10-1991 Unattached 2012 35 0
3 Jonathon Grounds England LB 02-02-1988 Unattached 2012 78 1
5 Genseric Kusunga Angola CB 12-03-1988 Unattached 2013 14 1 Signed on 2 September 2013.
6 James Tarkowski England CB 19-11-1992 Youth Team 2011 (turned pro) 78 6
16 Cliff Byrne Republic of Ireland CB 26-04-1982 Unattached 2012 43 1 Loaned to Scunthorpe on 12 September 2013.
18 Matteo Lanzoni Italy CB 18-07-1988 Unattached 2013 12 1 Signed on 29 August 2013.
22 Glenn Belezika England CB 24-12-1994 Youth Team 2012 (turned pro) 5 0 Loaned to Salisbury City on 23 August 2013.
37 Jack Casey England LB 01-11-1995 Burnley 2014 1 0 Loaned from Burnley on 16 August 2013.
24 Edijs Joksts Latvia CB 21-07-1992 FK Tukums 2000 2013 0 0
26 Ellis Plummer England FB 02-09-1994 Manchester City 2013 3 0 Loaned from Manchester City on 28 November 2013.
30 Joe Cooper England FB 25-09-1994 Youth Team 2013 (turned pro) 1 0 Loaned to Celtic Nation on 27 August 2013.
Resigned on 16 September 2013.
32 Jack Truelove England FB Youth Team 2013 (turned pro) 1 0
Midfielders
4 James Wesolowski Australia CM 25-08-1987 Peterborough United 2011 92 5
7 Sidney Schmeltz Netherlands RW 08-06-1989 Unattached 2013 22 1
8 Korey Smith England CM 31-01-1991 Norwich City 2013 37 1
11 Cristian Montaño Colombia LW 11-12-1991 West Ham United 2012 48 4 Sacked on 16 December 2013 due to spot-fixing allegations[23]
12 David Mellor England CM 10-07-1993 Youth Team 2011 (turned pro) 46 1
15 Carl Winchester Northern Ireland CM 12-04-1993 Youth Team 2011 (turned pro) 36 2
17 Anton Rodgers Republic of Ireland CM 26-01-1993 Unattached 2013 11 0 Signed on 12 July 2013.
19 James Dayton England LW 12-12-1988 Kilmarnock 2013 23 3
20 Mike Petrasso Canada RW 09-07-1995 QPR 2013 6 1 Loaned from QPR on 22 November 2013.
26 Albert Rusnak Slovakia MF 07-07-1994 Manchester City 2013 3 0 Loaned from Manchester City on 30 August 2013. Returned to Manchester City on 17 September 2013.
28 Chris Sutherland England RW 04-08-1995 Youth Team 2012 (turned pro) 11 0 Loaned to Barrow on 26 August 2013.
31 Danny Gosset Wales CM 21-02-1995 Youth Team 2013 (turned pro) 2 0 Loaned to Stockport County on 29 August 2013.
Forwards
09 Adam Rooney Republic of Ireland FW 21-04-1988 Birmingham City 2013 25 6 Signed on 1 August 2013. Joined Aberdeen on 23 January. [24]
10 Charlie MacDonald England FW 13-02-1981 Unattached 2013 10 4 Signed on 5 July 2013.
14 Jonson Clarke-Harris England FW 20-07-1994 Peterborough United 2013 23 3
20 Jose Baxter England FW 07-02-1992 Unattached 2012 50 17 Sold to Sheffield United on 29 August 2013.
21 Kirk Millar Northern Ireland FW 07-07-1992 Youth Team 2010 (turned pro) 38 1
27 Danny Philliskirk England FW 10-04-1991 Unattached 2013 21 9 Signed on 16 August 2013.
35 Jordan Bove England FW 12-11-1995 Youth Team Youth Team 1 0

Management & Coaching Staff[edit]

Position Name Notes
Manager Lee Johnson
First Team Coach Paul Murray
Goalkeeping Coach Bobby Mimms Signed on a short term contract on 1 July 2013. Left on 17 Feb 2014[25]
Fitness Coach Lee Steele Signed on a short term contract on 1 July 2013.
Head of Sports Medicine Jon Guy
Head of Youth Development Tony Philliskirk

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
14 Bristol City 43 12 17 14 66 65 +1 53
15 Gillingham 43 15 6 22 57 74 −17 51
16 Oldham Athletic 42 13 11 18 47 57 −10 50
17 Coventry City 43 16 11 16 72 74 −2 049
18 Colchester United 43 11 13 19 48 60 −12 46

Updated to games played on 18 April 2014.
Source: BBC Sport
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
Coventry City deducted 10 points for exiting administration without a CVA
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Transfers[edit]

Players transferred in
Date Pos. Name Previous Club Fee Ref.
12 May 2013 FW England Jonson Clarke-Harris England Peterborough United Undisclosed [10]
20 May 2013 MF England James Dayton Scotland Kilmarnock Free [6]
12 June 2013 MF Netherlands Sidney Schmeltz Unattached Free [5]
20 June 2013 MF England Korey Smith England Norwich Free [8]
5 July 2013 FW England Charlie MacDonald Unattached Free [9]
12 July 2013 MF Republic of Ireland Anton Rodgers Unattached Free [7]
17 July 2013 DF Latvia Edijs Joksts Latvia FK Tukums 2000 Free [13]
1 August 2013 FW Republic of Ireland Adam Rooney England Birmingham City Free [11]
16 August 2013 FW England Danny Philliskirk Unattached Free [20]
29 August 2013 DF Italy Matteo Lanzoni Unattached Free [21]
2 September 2013 DF Angola Genseric Kusunga Unattached Free [22]
7 September 2013 GK United States Paul Rachubka Unattached Free [26]
Players loaned in
Date from Pos. Name From Date to Ref.
4 July 2013 GK England Mark Oxley England Hull City End of season [12]
16 August 2013 DF England Joseph Mills England Burnley Three months
(Initially for one month)[20]
[27]
30 August 2013 MF Slovakia Albert Rusnak England Manchester City 5 January 2014
(Returned on 17 September 2013)
[28]
22 November 2013 MF Canada Mike Petrasso England QPR One month [29]
28 November 2013 DF England Ellis Plummer England Manchester City One month [30]
28 November 2013 MF England Wade Joyce England Barnsley One month [31]
Players loaned out
Date from Pos. Name To Date to Ref.
17 August 2013 GK England Luke Simpson England Nantwich Town One month [32]
23 August 2013 DF England Glenn Belezika England Salisbury City One month [33]
26 August 2013 MF England Chris Sutherland England Barrow One month [34]
27 August 2013 DF England Joe Cooper England Celtic Nation One month [35]
29 August 2013 MF Wales Danny Gosset England Stockport County Two months
(Initially for one month)[36]
[37]
Players transferred out
Date Pos. Name Subsequent club Fee Ref
29 August 2013 FW England Jose Baxter England Sheffield United Undisclosed [19]

Squad Statistics[edit]

Appearances[edit]

Last updated on 24 November 2013
Number Position Name Tot
Apps
Tot
Start
Tot
Sub
Lg
Apps
Lg
Start
Lg
Sub
FAC
Apps
FAC
Start
FAC
Sub
Lg Cup
Apps
Lg Cup
Start
Lg Cup
Sub
JPT
Apps
JPT
Start
JPT
Sub
01 GK Mark Oxley 24 24 0 19 19 0 3 3 0 1 1 0 1 1 0
02 DF Connor Brown 6 5 1 4 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1
03 DF Jonathan Grounds 26 26 0 19 19 0 2 2 0 1 1 0 4 4 0
04 MF James Wesolowski 22 19 3 17 15 2 2 2 0 1 0 1 2 2 0
05 DF Genseric Kusunga 14 14 0 9 9 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 3 3 0
06 DF James Tarkowski 25 25 0 17 17 0 3 3 0 1 1 0 4 4 0
07 MF Sidney Schmeltz 22 8 14 16 5 11 2 1 1 1 0 1 3 2 1
08 MF Korey Smith 27 27 0 19 19 0 3 3 0 1 1 0 4 4 0
09 FW Adam Rooney 25 17 8 18 12 6 3 2 1 1 1 0 3 2 1
10 FW Charlie MacDonald 10 7 3 10 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 MF Cristian Montaño 15 9 6 10 6 4 2 1 1 1 1 0 2 1 1
12 MF David Mellor 15 11 4 9 7 2 3 2 1 1 1 0 3 1 2
14 FW Jonson Clarke-Harris 23 12 11 16 7 9 3 2 1 1 1 0 3 2 1
15 MF Carl Winchester 5 3 2 5 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 DF Cliff Byrne 3 0 3 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 MF Anton Rodgers 11 6 5 6 2 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 3 2 1
18 DF Matteo Lanzoni 12 11 1 8 8 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 2 0
19 MF James Dayton 23 23 0 17 17 0 3 3 0 1 1 0 2 2 0
20 FW Jose Baxter 5 4 1 4 3 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
20 FW Mike Petrasso 6 4 2 4 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0
21 FW Kirk Millar 8 2 6 5 2 3 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 1
22 DF Glenn Belezika 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
23 DF Joseph Mills 14 14 0 11 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0
24 DF Edijs Joksts 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 GK Luke Simpson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
26 MF Albert Rusnak 3 1 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
26 DF Ellis Plummer 3 3 0 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
27 FW Danny Philliskirk 21 19 2 14 12 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 4 4 0
28 MF Chris Sutherland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
29 GK Paul Rachubka 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0
30 DF Joe Cooper 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 MF Danny Gosset 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
32 DF Jack Truelove 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
33 GK Joel Coleman 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
35 FW Jordan Bove 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1

Goal Scorers[edit]

Last updated on 15 December 2013
Rank Pos No. Player Total League One FA Cup League Cup Johnstone's Paint Trophy
1 FW 27 England Danny Philliskirk 9 2 1 0 6
2 FW 9 Republic of Ireland Adam Rooney 6 4 1 0 1
3 FW 10 England Charlie MacDonald 4 4 0 0 0
4 FW 14 England Jonson Clarke-Harris 3 2 0 0 1
MF 19 England James Dayton 3 2 0 0 1
DF 6 England James Tarkowski 3 2 0 0 1
5 FW 20 England Jose Baxter 2 2 0 0 0
MF 11 Colombia Cristian Montaño 2 2 0 0 0
6 DF 5 Angola Genseric Kusunga 1 0 1 0 0
DF 18 Italy Matteo Lanzoni 1 1 0 0 0
MF 20 Canada Mike Petrasso 1 1 0 0 0
MF 7 Netherlands Sidney Schmeltz 1 0 0 0 1
MF 4 England Korey Smith 1 0 1 0 0
MF 4 Australia James Wesolowski 1 0 0 0 1
MF 15 Northern Ireland Carl Winchester 1 1 0 0 0
TOTALS 39 23 4 0 12

Disciplinary[edit]

Last updated on 15 December 2013
Rank Pos. No. Player Total League One FA Cup League Cup Johnstone's Paint Trophy
Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card
1 DF 6 England James Tarkowski 6 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2 DF 3 England Jonathan Grounds 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
MF 11 Colombia Cristian Montaño 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
MF 4 Australia James Wesolowski 4 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
3 FW 14 England Jonson Clarke-Harris 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
DF 5 Angola Genseric Kusunga 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
DF 12 England David Mellor 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
MF 8 England Korey Smith 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
4 FW 20 England Jose Baxter 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
DF 2 England Connor Brown 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MF 19 England James Dayton 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
DF 18 Italy Matteo Lanzoni 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
GK 1 England Mark Oxley 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
DF 26 England Ellis Plummer 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MF 17 Republic of Ireland Anton Rodgers 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
5 FW 35 England Jordan Bove 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
FW 10 England Charlie MacDonald 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
DF 23 England Joseph Mills 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
MF 7 Netherlands Sidney Schmeltz 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
TOTALS 45 3 29 2 5 0 3 0 8 1

Results and fixtures[edit]

Pre-season friendlies[edit]

League One[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

League Cup[edit]

Football League Trophy[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "New stand update". Oldham Athletic. 19 June 2013. Retrieved 26 June 2013. 
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  35. ^ "Cooper on the move". Oldham Athletic AFC. 27 August 2013. 
  36. ^ "Gosset leaves on loan". Oldham Athletic AFC. 29 August 2013. 
  37. ^ "Gosset stays at Stockport". Oldham Athletic AFC. 27 September 2013.