Leyton Orient line up move for Oldham captain Kelly

HITC Sport understands Leyton Orient eye Oldham captain.


Calum Butcher of Burton Albion (L) and Liam Kelly of Oldham Athletic in actionCalum Butcher of Burton Albion (L) and Liam Kelly of Oldham Athletic in action

Leyton Orient are lining up a move for Oldham Athletic captain Liam Kelly, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

New Orient boss Andy Hessenthaler is busy trying to reshape his squad as he looks to mount a bid for promotion from League Two next season.

Hessenthaler, who was confirmed as Orient manager on a full-time basis earlier this month after acting as interim boss at the end of last season, has already made four new signings this summer and he wants to make Kelly his fifth.

Gillingham manager Andy Hessenthaler before the matchGillingham manager Andy Hessenthaler before the match

Kelly's future at Oldham has been the subject of speculation for some time with Barnsley strongly linked with the midfielder last season.

The Scotland international has established himself as a key player at Oldham since joining the club from Bristol City in the summer of 2014.

Kelly was appointed captain at Oldham soon after his arrival and he was a virtual ever-present last season making 44 appearances in all competitions and scoring six goals.

The 26-year-old still has two years to run on his contract at Boundary Park, but Oldham are bracing themselves for interest in the midfielder.

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