OLDHAM Athletic have completed a major piece of summer business with striker Zak Dearnley signing a new two-year contract.

The former Manchester United man scored four goals in eight games after returning to Boundary Park in January and is now tied to the club until the summer of 2022.

"I know it's been tough for everyone over the past few months and there's more important things than football, so I hope everyone is staying safe and well,” the 21-year-old said.

"It's nice to get my future sorted though and I'm just ready to get back playing when we're allowed to do so and making sure I continue to show everyone what I can do in front of goal."

The youngster first played for Latics on loan from Old Trafford in the 2018/19 season, only to see a promising spell cut short by injury.

Having come through the United academy, Dearnley made one appearance in a Premier League squad as an unused substitute.

Latics boss Dino Maamria said: "I'm delighted to have Zak agreed to a new two-year contract, his profile fits in perfectly with the future team we are trying to build.

"He's still young, ambitious and a determined character with plenty of technical qualities that Oldham supporters can relate with. He's also an important piece of the jigsaw in rebuilding a new team."