NICKY Adams is set to leave Oldham Athletic at the end of the month after turning down the offer of a new deal.

Head coach John Sheridan had hoped to retain the services of the experienced winger as Latics prepare for a first season in the National League.

Sheridan had been assured by the club’s board of directors that his budget would remain unchanged despite relegation from the Football League, with Oldham set to receive parachute payments over a maximum of two years.

With that in mind, Adams is understood to have been offered the same financial terms as his existing contract.

However, after contemplating his future over the closed season, Adams has told Latics that he will not be returning for the 2022/23 campaign.

It is understood that, after almost 680 appearances in all competitions, it could also be the end of his full-time professional career, with the 35-year-old considering going part-time in non-league.

Macclesfield Town and Radcliffe Borough are understood to be interested in the well-travelled wide man.

Adams’ career with Bury, where he made almost 100 appearances over three years before Leicester City paid £100,000 for his services in the summer of 2008.

During two years at Filbert Street, Adams had loan spells with Rochdale and Leyton Orient before signing for Brentford in August 2010.

Adams returned to Rochdale on loan initially the following October, before the move was made permanent in January 2011.

Adams went on to join Rotherham either side of two spells with Crawley, two spells with first club Bury and two spells with Northampton.

Adams also spent two years at Carlisle United, where he worked with former Latics head coach Keith Curle.

Adam was signed for Oldham by Harry Kewell in the 2021 January transfer window, making 67 appearances in all competitions.