Ben Tollitt has joined Chester FC on loan until the end of the season, following his return from a loan spell with Kidderminster Harriers.

The 29-year-old has been with Latics since the summer of 2022, and earned a contract extension last season, but has struggled to establish himself in the first team this term.

Tollitt won promotion from the National League in 2018 with Tranmere Rovers, then managed by Micky Mellon.

But Tollitt's only Oldham appearance since Mellon was appointed manager at Boundary Park in October came in the 3-0 defeat at AFC Fylde, where he came on as a second half substitute against his former club.

Chester manager Calum McIntyre said: “I’m really pleased we have been able to secure a player of Ben’s quality and pedigree at such an important stage of the season for us.

“We have spoken in recent weeks about improving the group as the opportunity arises and ensuring that we add players of the right ability, age and experience and in adding Ben to the group we have certainly done that.

“Ben will give us a real attacking threat being able to play in a number of forward/attacking midfield positions with proven quality at a higher level. It is exactly the kind of signing we want to make as we approach the business end of the season.

“His enthusiasm for the opportunity was obvious and I am really looking forward to working with Ben between now and the end of the season.”