RECENTLY departed Latics striker Jacob Blyth has joined Chorley in the National League North.

The striker was looking to kickstart his career at Boundary Park after signing a short-term deal but his contract was cancelled by mutual consent at the end of last month after four appearances in all competitions.

Former Burton and Barrow man Blyth has had a number of a clubs since turning professional with Leicester in 2012, having started his career in non-league.

He is now back there with the Magpies who he trained with in the summer before joining Latics, being an unused substitute in their remarkable 9-0 National League North win against Gloucester City on Saturday.

“Jacob has lots of experience at a higher level, we know what he’s about after pre-season and now’s the right time for him to come in,” said Chorley boss Jamie Vermiglio.

“He’s strong, honest and able to score and create goals.”

Speaking after Blyth’s departure, Latics boss Keith Curle said a lack of first-team minutes was a factor in their decision to part ways.

"He was at a stage he needed game minutes to get his sharpness back and he didn't feel that he was going to be getting that sitting on the bench predominantly or being a bit-part player," Curle said.

"Ultimately you've got to look after yourself, he knows what he needs and we're very respectful of that.

"He's a very nice lad, good professional, excellent around the group and fitted in well, but ultimately we need a goal threat and someone who's going to score goals."