Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Latics Ditch Striker Gros as Johnson Looks for New Faces

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Latics Ditch Striker Gros as Johnson Looks for New Faces

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OLDHAM Athletic have released striker Willie Gros ahead of this weekend's match at Preston.

The 22-year-old was with Latics on a month-by-month basis, but manager Lee Johnson has announced that Gros's time with the club is over.

"I spoke to Willie about it and he is unlucky really," said Johnson.

"He has done well and he's shown a good attitude. I felt for him and us, but it wasn't quite right.

"At this stage of his career, he needs to be starting games.

"He's a good player and he did a job for us when he needed to so I wish him well for the future.

"It gives us the opportunity to now recruit other players in that position for the team and we'll always be looking for available options."

Oldham head into Saturday's game at Deepdale on the back of a 1- 1 draw with Port Vale on Tuesday.

Preston are unbeaten, with one win and two draws, and Johnson expects a tough match. …

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