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New Oldham boss Dickov will give youth its head

Paul Dickov has promised to give Oldham's youngsters a fair crack at first-team football. The new Latics boss understands the importance of bringing through young players and will ensure emerging talent is given a chance to shine at Boundary Park.

He told the official club website: "There are a lot of good youngsters here and I want to get them involved as quickly as I can.

"The youth set up is very important at any club. I won't be scared to give any promising kids a chance while playing them also has a knock-on effect gives a feel-good factor.

"When you get a few youngsters training with the first-team squad, what tends to happen is that it gives the club as a whole a boost."

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