2014–15 Oldham Athletic A.F.C. season

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Oldham Athletic
2014-15 season
Chairman Simon Corney
Manager Lee Johnson
League One 15th
FA Cup Not yet entered
League Cup First Round
Johnstone's Paint Trophy First Round (N)
Top goalscorer League:
Forte (2)
All:
Forte (2)

The 2014–15 season is Oldham Athletic's 18th consecutive season in the third division of the English football league system and Lee Johnson's second full season as manager of the club.

A strong ten match unbeaten run at the end of the 2013-14 season gave Oldham a platform on which to build for the new season as building work literally continued on the new North Stand.[1]

Seven of the first team squad who finished the 2013-14 season left the club after their contracts' expired: Jonathan Grounds, James Wesolowski, Terry Dunfield, Anton Rodgers, Charlie MacDonald, Kirk Millar and Luke Millar. The club captain Korey Smith was sold to Bristol City.[2] In Smith's place, Johnson signed midfielders Liam Kelly from Bristol City[2] and Mike Jones from Crawley Town.[3] Joseph Mills, who had spent three months on loan during the 2013-14 season, was signed on a two year contract.[4] In addition, Johnson brought in defenders Brian Wilson[3] and George Elokobi,[5] midfielder Timothée Dieng[6] and forwards Willy Gros, Amari Morgan-Smith[7] and Jonathan Forte[8] before the first game of the new season.

Squad & Coaching Staff[edit]

First Team Squad[edit]

Includes all players who were awarded a squad number during the season. Last updated 9 August 2014.
*Total appearances and goals as at 9 August 2014
Squad
No.
Name Nat. Position Date of birth Signed from Signed in Total
Apps*
Total
Goals*
Notes
Goalkeepers
1 Paul Rachubka United States GK 21-05-1981 Unattached 2013
13 Joel Coleman England GK 26-09-1995 Youth Team Turned pro 2014 0 0
Defenders
2 Connor Brown England RB 02-10-1991 Unattached 2012
3 Joseph Mills England LB 30-10-1989 Burnley 2014 Signed on 4 June 2014.
5 George Elokobi Cambodia CB/LB 31-01-1986 Unattached 2014 1 0 Signed on 8 August 2014.
16 James Wilson Wales CB 26-02-1989 Bristol City 2014
18 Adam Lockwood England CB 26-10-1981 Unattached 2014
20 Brian Wilson England RB 09-05-1983 Colchester United 2014 1 0 Signed on 10 June 2014.
21 Genseric Kusunga Angola CB/RB 12-03-1988 Unattached 2013
28 Jack Truelove England LB 27-12-1995 Youth Team Turned pro 2014 Loaned out for one month on 7 August 2014.
Defenders
4 Timothée Dieng France CM 09-04-1992 Unattached 2014 0 0 Signed on 14 July 2014.
6 Liam Kelly Scotland CM 10-02-1990 Bristol City 2014 1 0 Signed on 27 June 2014.
7 James Dayton England LW/RW 12-12-1988 Kilmarnock 2013
8 Mike Jones England CM 15-08-1987 Crawley Town 2014 1 0 Signed on 10 June 2014.
12 David Mellor England CM/LM/LB 10-07-1993 Youth Team Turned pro 2011
15 Carl Winchester Northern Ireland CM/RM/RB 12-04-1993 Youth Team Turned pro 2011
Forwards
10 Danny Philliskirk England FW/CM 10-04-1991 Unattached 2013
11 Jonathan Forte England FW 25-07-1986 Unattached 2014 1 2 Signed on 1 August 2014.
14 Jonson Clarke-Harris England FW 20-07-1994 Peterborough United 2013
22 Willy Gros France FW 31-03-1992 Unattached 2014 1 0 Signed on 21 July 2014.
23 Rhys Turner England FW 22-07-1995 Stockport County 2014
27 Amari Morgan-Smith England FW 03-04-1989 Unattached 2014 0 0 Signed on 21 July 2014.
29 Jordan Bove England FW 12-11-1995 Youth Team Turned pro 2014

Management & Coaching Staff[edit]

Position Name Notes
Manager Lee Johnson
Assistant Manager Tommy Wright
First Team Coach Paul Murray
Senior Therapist Anthony Naylor
Head of Sports Medicine Jon Guy
Fitness Coach/Goalkeeping Coach Anthony White
Football Analyst Billy Quarmby
Kit Man Stephen Cross

Academy Staff[edit]

Position Name Notes
Head of Youth Development Tony Philliskirk
Head of Coaching Simon Cooper
Youth Development Phase Coach Pete Wild
Foundation Phase Coach Phil McGrath
Senior Therapist Anthony Gray

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
11 Rochdale 8 3 1 4 15 9 +6 10
12 Preston North End 7 2 4 1 12 9 +3 10
13 Oldham Athletic 8 2 4 2 9 9 0 10
14 Crawley Town 8 3 1 4 4 10 −6 10
15 Barnsley 7 2 3 2 12 11 +1 9

Updated to games played on 17 September 2014.
Source: BBC Sport
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(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.
4 June 2014 DF England Joseph Mills England Burnley Free [4]
10 June 2014 DF England Brian Wilson England Colchester United Free [3]
10 June 2014 DF England Mike Jones England Crawley Town Free [3]
27 June 2014 MF Scotland Liam Kelly England Bristol City Undisclosed [2]
14 July 2014 MF France Timothée Dieng Unattached Free [6]
21 July 2014 FW France Willy Gros Unattached Free [7]
21 July 2014 FW England Amari Morgan-Smith Unattached Free [7]
1 August 2014 FW England Jonathan Forte Unattached Free [8]
8 August 2014 DF Cambodia George Elokobi Unattached Free [5]
Players loaned in
Date from Pos. Name From Date to Ref.
Players transferred out
Date Pos. Name Subsequent club Fee Ref
27 June 2014 MF England Korey Smith England Bristol City Undisclosed [2]
Players loaned out
Date from Pos. Name To Date to Ref.
7 August 2014 DF England Jack Truelove England Stalybridge Celtic One month [9]

Squad Statistics[edit]

Appearances[edit]

Last updated on 9 August 2014
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 Paul Rachubka 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
02 DF Connor Brown 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
03 DF Joseph Mills 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
04 MF Timothée Dieng 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
05 DF George Elokobi 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
06 MF Liam Kelly 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
07 MF James Dayton 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
08 MF Mike Jones 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 FW/MF Danny Philliskirk 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 FW Jonathan Forte 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 MF/DF David Mellor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 GK Joel Coleman 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 FW Jonson Clarke-Harris 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 MF/DF Carl Winchester 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 DF James Wilson 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 DF Adam Lockwood 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 DF Brian Wilson 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 DF Genseric Kusunga 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 FW Willy Gros 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 FW Rhys Turner 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
27 FW Amari Morgan-Smith 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
28 DF Jack Truelove 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
29 FW Jordan Bove 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goal Scorers[edit]

Last updated on 9 August 2014
Rank Pos No. Player Total League One FA Cup League Cup Johnstone's Paint Trophy
1 FW 11 Jonathan Forte 2 2 0 0 0
TOTALS 2 2 0 0 0

Disciplinary[edit]

Last updated on 9 August 2014
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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTALS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Results and fixtures[edit]

League One[edit]

League Cup[edit]

References[edit]