Jack Byrne's disappointing time at Wigan looks like it is coming to an end.
The Dubliner joined Wigan from Man City in January. Last season, he made just two substitute appearances for the club as they were relegated from the Championship.
Late last month, it emerged that Byrne was one of three players who had been banished to train with Wigan's U18s with reports suggesting that he wanted to leave the DW Stadium.
Im just floating around anyone wants a knock give me a shout 😂😂🍀🍀 @TheNotoriousMMA
— Jack Byrne (@Jackb_8) August 27, 2017
Oldham - who are managed by former Ireland international John Sheridan - have since emerged as the main contenders to sign the 21-year-old.
Byrne was expected to join the League One side in time for their game against Blackpool at the weekend. However, Sheridan said the move failed to go through in time.
He was involved in the practice matches on Friday. He was down to play but we couldn't have him in.
The Oldham Chronicle yesterday said that the deal - possibly a free transfer - is still on the cards. According to the Wigan Post, Byrne's move is likely to be a loan deal until January rather than a permanent move. Either way, it looks unlikely that Byrne will play for Wigan again.
Sheridan is said to be very keen on the player - his chances of finally getting some regular first team football would appear to be good.
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