League One season preview: Oldham

Oldham key man: Dean Furman Photo: PA

Manager: Paul Dickov

Position last season: 16th

Nickname: The Latics

Ground: Boundary Park

Capacity: 10,638

Players in: Connor Brown (Sheffield United, free), Daniel Taylor (Newcastle, free), Jonathan Grounds (Middlesbrough, free), Lee Croft (Derby, season loan), Liam Jacob (Manchester United, free), Cliff Byrne (Scunthorpe United, free)

Players out: Ryan Brooke (Altrincham, free), Kieran Lee (Sheffield Wednesday, free), Keanu Marsh-Brown and Reuben Reid (Yeovil, free), Chris Taylor (Millwall, free), Zander Diamond (Burton, free), Paul Black (Tranmere, free), Djeny Bembo-Leta, Matt Carr, Phil McGrath, Josh Parker, Shefki Kuqi, Filipe Morais (all released)

Key man: Dean Furman - Signed a new deal last season, Dickov will be looking to his captain to provide the inspiration to keep the Latics up this season.

Chances: Expected to struggle near the wrong end of the table, but Dickov insists his streamlined squad have enjoyed an impressive pre-season campaign including a 2-1 win over Manchester City.