CARL Piergianni has joined Stevenage after leaving Oldham Athletic at the end of his two-year contract.

The defender, who joined Latics in the summer of 2020 after a successful loan spell from Salford the previous season, was named on a list of 13 players released by the club.

The 30-year-old was later unveiled as Steve Evans' third summer signing, after Michael Bostwick made his move from Burton Albion permanent, and goalkeeper Aaron Chapman was secured on a free transfer from Evans' former club, Gillingham.

Despite Latics winning the survival six-pointer with Stevenage in April, it was the Hertfordshire club that managed to stave off the drop.

Piergianni impressed with this defensive performance in a 1-0 win for Latics at the Lamex Stadium, but then crucially missed three of the last four games after being sent off in the Good Friday defeat at home to Northampton.

After completing his move, Piergianni said: “I am delighted to be here.

“I am happy to be on board and I’m ready to go for the new season now.

“I will always give 100 per cent commitment, that willingness to die for the shirt and I hope to spur my team-mates on to fight to win every game.

"I am looking forward to meeting the supporters and getting started”.

Piergianni made over 100 appearances for Latics across his two spells.

Having worked his way up from non-league, winning promotion from the National League with Salford in 2019, the centre back has more than 100 EFL appearances.