is 2013–14 season 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.
Latics faced a summer of rebuilding on and off the pitch as 18 players were out of contract from the 2012–13 season and work finally recommenced on the demolition of the old Broadway Stand in preparation for its replacement by the new North Stand. [1 ] [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 while [4 ] 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 and [5 ] James Dayton as well as strengthening the centre of midfield with [6 ] Anton Rodgers and the permanent acquisition of [7 ] Korey Smith who had ended the previous season on loan at [8 ] Boundary Park from Norwich City. A trio of forwards were also recruited: Charlie MacDonald, [9 ] Jonson Clarke-Harris and, following a protracted contract dispute with [10 ] Swindon Town, Adam Rooney. [11 ] Johnson signed goalkeeper Mark Oxley on a season long loan from Hull City but his only defensive acquisition before the season began was the young Latvian centre back, Edijs Joksts. [12 ] As a result, the season began with young midfielder [13 ] David Mellor employed at centre back alongside James Tarkowski. [14 ]
The season began positively for
Oldham with a 4-3 victory away at Stevenage. This was followed by defeat at home to [15 ] Derby in the first round of the Capital One Cup and a run of games in which [16 ] Oldham were praised for their attractive style of play but ultimately achieved only 8 points from their first 10 league games. [17 ] In the meantime, the summer transfer window had closed with the departure of [18 ] Baxter to Sheffield United for an undisclosed fee, the return of [19 ] Danny Philliskirk and the arrival of defensive duo [20 ] Matteo Lanzoni and [21 ] 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
Management & Coaching Staff [ edit ]
First Team Coach
Bobby Mimms Signed on a short term contract on 1 July 2013. Left on 17 Feb 2014
Lee Steele Signed on a short term contract on 1 July 2013.
Head of Sports Medicine Jon Guy
Head of Youth Development
League table [ edit ]
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 ]
Squad Statistics [ edit ]
Appearances [ edit ]
Last updated on 24 November 2013
Goal Scorers [ edit ]
Last updated on 15 December 2013
Disciplinary [ edit ]
Last updated on 15 December 2013
Results and fixtures [ edit ]
Pre-season friendlies [ edit ]
League One [ edit ]
League Cup [ edit ]
References [ edit ]