Midfielder Nathan Sheron is set to leave Oldham Athletic for Hartlepool United, The Oldham Times understands.

The 26-year-old has been an almost ever-present in the two years he has been at Boundary Park, having been an early capture for former boss John Sheridan in the summer of 2022 after a season at Harrogate Town.

Indeed, Sheron missed only one game in his first season with Latics - the August trip to Southend United - for the birth of his daughter.

The former Fleetwood player scored some key goals in both seasons, notably in the 2023 New Year's Day draw at home to Notts County which proved to be a turning point in the second half of that season, going to contribute to wins over Dagenham and Redbridge and Woking.

Last season he scored a cracking opening goal in the 4-3 derby win at Rochdale in manager Micky Mellon's first game in charge, and of his six goals last season a brace against Solihull Moors helped to secure a 3-2 win at Solihull Moors.

However, he fell out of favour as the season wore on and ended the final month of the campaign on the bench.

The Oldham Times understands that Mellon advised Sheron at the end of season player debrief that he would not be part of the Scot's first team plans going forward.

Hartlepool are believed to have agreed a nominal fee, with Sheron having a year remaining on his contract.