NICKY Adams has signed for Radcliffe, after turning down the offer of a new deal at Oldham Athletic.

The Oldham Times this morning reported the experienced winger had not been able to agree new terms and was looking at the possibility of calling time on his professional career and going part time.

And Northern Premier League Premier Division side Radcliffe, who are managed by former Latics striker Bobby Grant, have tonight unveiled Adams as their fourth summer signing.

After completing his move, Adams said: “The club is really trying to make it as professional as possible and you can see where they want to take things, that was a big thing for me.

"I want to be part of something that wants to go forward and really take off, it was an easy decision to come here.”

Adams and Grant were team-mates at both Rochdale and Oldham, and the 35-year-old's move comes a day after Radcliffe announced the signing of former Carlisle and Port Vale midfielder Luke Joyce, who played alongside Joyce at Accrington Stanley.

“They’re two massive signings with bags of experience, quality and leadership," said Grant, who spent the 2020/21 season on loan with Oldham from Wrexham, with Adams signing in January halfway through that campaign.

"The types of players that we’re looking for and bringing into the building are winners, and for us this season that’s the bar. They’re the type of personnel we want, we’re delighted to get them in.”

Adams' move brings to an end a professional career that started with Bury and ended at Oldham via spells with Leicester, Rochdale, Leyton Orient, Brentford, Crawley, Rotherham, Northampton and Carlisle.