David Wheater Signs for Oldham Athletic

  • August 01, 2019 | By Chris Mann
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Oldham Athletic have completed the signing of David Wheater, who had been available as a free agent following his release by Bolton.

Wheater, who joined Wanderers in a reported £2.3million move from Middlesbrough in January 2011, made 236 appearances during an eight-year spell with the Trotters and was named in the League One Team of the Year following the club's promotion in 2016/17.

The 32-year-old had spent time on trial with Scottish Premiership side Kilmarnock over the summer and is understood to have received a contractual offer from Salford City, but opted to return to training with Bolton in an attempt to reach an agreement over a new contract.

However, with Wanderers unwilling to offer terms whilst in administration, Wheater has reluctantly called time on his stay at the University of Bolton Stadium and put pen-to-paper on a 12-month deal at Oldham.

He could make his debut for Latics when they travel to Forest Green Rovers on Saturday.

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18 Cheltenham Town 1 0
19 Bolton Wanderers 1 0
20 Grimsby Town 1 0
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