Latics look at Irwin jnr

Oldham Athletic

Oldham are giving a trial to Liam Irwin, the teenage son of Latics legend Denis.

The 19-year-old midfielder is currently at Bolton but is set to feature as a substitute when Oldham’s reserve-team face Wrexham at Chapel Road on Wednesday afternoon.

Liam Irwin has been capped by the Republic of Ireland at Under-19 level.

His father Denis was signed by the Latics on a free transfer from Leeds in 1986. Four years later he was sold to Manchester United for £700,000 and became one of their most decorated players.