Oldham: Lee Johnson says club have a list of targets to sign

Lee Johnson

Oldham manager Lee Johnson is expecting movement in and out of the club during the January transfer window.

The Latics lie 18th in League One, just two points above the relegation zone, after Sunday's 1-1 draw at Coventry.

"We have a list of targets and a natural evolution of a football club means a couple of players will have to go," Johnson told BBC Radio Manchester.

"All the lads are on contract, so it means someone will replace them or us loaning them out to create the room."

Johnson currently has four players on-loan at the club; goalkeeper Mark Oxley,QPR forward Mike Petrasso, Barnsley midfielder Wade Joyce and Manchester City centre-back Ellis Plummer.

Oxley is on a season-long loan from Premier League side Hull, while the remaining three are due to leave in January.

Oldham went ahead against the Sky Blues through forward Jonson Clarke-Harris, before Carl Baker's stunning overhead kick earned Steven Pressley's men a point.

Asked what the transfer window means to him, Johnson replied: "It means wheeling and dealing.

"You have to try and do our best to work something and you always want to try and bring players in to kick you on and help the group you already have so I will certainly be trying to do that."

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