Latics are looking to do some business ahead of the transfer window shutting tomorrow – and a goalkeeper is high on the agenda.

Harry Kewell wanted to add competition for Ian Lawlor even before the Doncaster loanee was forced off in Saturday’s 3-2 defeat at home to Morecambe that sent Oldham bottom of the Football League.

Second year scholar Mackenzie Chapman played the second half in Lawlor’s place on his professional debut but another senior option is being sourced.

Gary Woods was on the bench for the opening four games of the campaign but, along with David Wheater, the 30-year-old was told he would not be part of the first-team squad for the final year of his contract.

Woods has since sealed a move away from Latics and is on loan at Aberdeen until January.

A deal for someone to challenge Lawlor does not necessarily have to be done by close of play tomorrow with free agents able to find new clubs at any time. The emergency loan market for goalkeepers also allows for deals to be done outside of the transfer window should Chapman be the only shot-stopper available to Kewell at any point.

The head coach hinted at some squad strengthening after Saturday’s defeat to Morecambe left Latics looking up at the rest of League Two.

A trip to Bolton is next up on Saturday with Kewell’s men having picked up just one point from their opening five games.

“I’m still trying to figure it out,” he said.

“We’re just conceding far too many goals and we can’t continue like this.

“You can’t concede three goals every week and expect to be successful.

“It was a shame in a way because I thought we were okay in the first half.

“We’re being punished for silly mistakes, though.

“It’s tough, and it’s a tough situation, but if you keep conceding easy goals, this is what happens.

“I’ve got talented players here, but maybe they just need to be a little more street smart.

“I’ve still got a week or so in which to try and improve the squad, so we’ll do that this week and see where we are.

“Nothing is easy at this level, I know that and the staff know that.

“We’ve just got to do so much better. We’ve got to put the hard work in.”