JACK Stobbs will stay at Oldham Athletic after agreeing a one-year contract extension.

The wide man, who signed on a free transfer last summer, made 30 league appearances and scored two goals to help secure draws at home to Forest Green, which ended 5-5, and Crawley on the final day of the season.

After the campaign ended in relegation from the Football League, Stobbs is keen to help Latics bounce back at the first attempt.

“I’m delighted to be staying with the club and I see this season as a big opportunity for us to put things right as a team and hopefully get the club back to where it belongs," said the former Sheffield Wednesday midfield man, revealing that head coach John Sheridan was a big factor in his decision to stay.

“He (Sheridan) has been a massive part in my decision to sign a new contract. I got on really well with him last season, he’s a manager who believes in me and we’ve all got to pull together as we look ahead.

"We obviously know last year wasn't good enough on all parts. It's massively disappointing for a club this size and the fanbase they've got, nobody wanted that situation. But it's time to put it behind us now and concentrate on getting back up.

"Our main aim is to get straight back into the Football League at the first time of asking hopefully."

The right-sided player, who can play at wing-back or as a winger, was offered a one-year deal last August after impressing then head coach Keith Curle on trial in pre-season, scoring in friendlies against Ashton United, Stalybridge Celtic and Rochdale.

Born in Leeds, the wide player progressed through the youth ranks and into the first team at Sheffield Wednesday and made his Owls debut in March 2014, making six appearances in total for the club and captained the Under-23s to title success.

He spent time on loan at Port Vale and also played briefly in Scotland for Livingston before a spell in non-league with Grantham Town.

On securing Stobbs' services for another season, head coach Sheridan said: “I’m pleased that Jack has agreed to stay and having worked with him last season, he has definitely got the potential to be an important player for us going forward.

“We know we need to be aggressive in our attacking play as a team in the National League and Jack gives us options that will be important in terms of creating and scoring goals.”

In addition to Stobbs staying with Latics, Mike Fondop has also agreed a one-year extension.

However, Oldham have confirmed they were unable new terms with Nicky Adams, whose contract expires at the end of the month.

A club statement said: "We would like to thank Nicky for his efforts since joining Latics in January 2021, making a total of 68 appearances."