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Oldham bag ex-Man City youngster

Terry Dunfield (right) was released by Toronto in October. Credit: PA

Oldham Athletic have signed former Manchester City youngster Terry Dunfield on a short-term contract.

The Canadian midfielder, who made one appearance for Premier League side City, has been on trial at Boundary Park in recent weeks, having left Toronto in October.

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Oldham boss signs new deal

Lee Johnson is the youngest manager in the league. Credit: PA

Oldham manager Lee Johnson has signed a new three-and-a-half-year contract at Boundary Park.

The Football League's youngest manager will now remain with Latics until the summer of 2018.

Chairman Simon Corney recently expressed a desire to reward Johnson, 32, with a new contract and, despite Oldham winning just one of their last eight games, he has been true to his word.

Speaking at his Thursday morning press conference prior to putting pen to paper on his extension, Johnson said: "I am loving working here, it's been an unbelievable topsy-turvy year but I am loving it."

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Oldham boss: Suarez is a dirty street rat (in a nice way)

Lee Johnson has tasked his Oldham team with doing one of the things he could not during his playing days - stop Luis Suarez.

Johnson will certainly not envy the Oldham defenders out to stop the 26-year-old after trying and failing to do likewise when playing for Bristol City against Ajax in 2009.

Suarez scored the opener that day and has continued to impress the Football League's youngest manager, with Johnson recently urging his own forwards to adopt some of the Premier League's leading marksman's relentless desire.

He reiterated that praise of Suarez in his press conference on Friday, although with a rather interesting turn of phrase.

I mean this in the nicest possible way - he's like a dirty street rat.

He's sharp, horrible, but that's all in admiration for him. He's a winner; he's someone with the immense desire to be better today than he was yesterday and you see that in his game.

He's a pleasure to watch at times and at the moment he's so high in confidence he could probably fall over and put someone through on goal.

– Oldham boss Lee Johnson.

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