OLDHAM’S first-team physio has left the club to join Blackpool.

Stuart Irwin spent four years at Boundary Park having previously been with Middlesbrough, the 40-year-old having more than a decade’s experience in football.

Having joined Latics in March 2016 when John Sheridan was in charge, Irwin has worked under a number of bosses, most recently Dino Maamria.

He will now link up with former Liverpool Under-23s coach Neil Critchley at the League One seasiders.

"I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Oldham Athletic, I’ve met loads of great people who will remain friends for life after my few years here,” said Belfast-born Irwin.

"I also leave with many fond memories whilst being at Latics, the particular highlight would have to be the FA Cup win away at Fulham (when Pete Wild was in caretaker charge in January 2019).

“What an atmosphere and fantastic day that was, and I hope the supporters get more of that in the near future as they deserve it.

"I would also like to thank everyone at the club and wish them all the very best for the future.

“I’ll still be rooting for Oldham and I’ll catch up with some of you soon."

A club statement read: “Oldham Athletic would like to place on record its recognition for the the hard work, dedication and loyalty Stuart has shown over the years, especially in testing conditions at times.

“He will be sorely missed but everyone connected with the club would like to wish him well in the next chapter of his professional career.”