FORMER Latics player-coach Alan Sheehan has called time on his playing career.

The 35-year-old joined Oldham in the summer as part of then head coach Keith Curle's backroom team, while also adding experience to the playing staff.

Sheehan was a positive influence on the dressing room, helping the progression of left back Benny Couto in particular. But he was beset by injury, which limited the former Luton captain to just five starts in six appearances.

Earlier in his career he made nine appearances for Latics in the 2009/10 when he was on loan from Leeds United.

His final game was in a 3-1 home defeat to Walsall in October.

Sheehan, who began his career with Belvedere in Ireland before spells at 12 clubs including Leicester City, Notts County and Northampton, tweeted: "That's me officially retired guys. No big speech but I’ve played with some great clubs, great players and met some great people in my career. The last few years have given me a great transition into coaching full time and can’t wait for the next chapter. Thank you all and god bless."