Oldham target Wigan striker McKay

Oldham Boundary Park

HITC Sport understands Wigan striker is a target for Oldham.

Stephen Robinson   - Northern Ireland U21 Manager

Oldham Athletic have made an enquiry about signing Wigan Athletic striker Billy McKay, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Northern Ireland international McKay is back at Wigan after spending last season on loan at Dundee United.

Wigan Athletic manager Gary Caldwell

McKay is unlikely to figure in Wigan boss Gary Caldwell's plans next season following the club's promotion back to the Championship and the news has alerted a number of sides.

League One team Oldham are keen to secure McKay with new Latics boss Steve Robinson well aware of the striker having worked with him in the Northern Ireland set-up.

Hibierian's Paul Hanlon in action with Dundee's Billy Mckay

Robinson is desperate to bolster his threadbare squad at Oldham and he sees McKay as the man to score the goals that will ensure Oldham avoid a relegation fight next season.

McKay scored 13 goals in 35 appearances for Dundee United last season, despite the Tannadice club's struggles in suffering relegation from the Scottish Premiership.

Billy Mckay reacts after Wigan Athletic have a goal from James Perch disallowed

Wigan signed McKay in January 2015 after the striker's impressive goal-scoring rate in Scotland with Inverness Caledonian Thistle

Mckay, who started his career with Leicester City, scored 62 goals in four years with Inverness after leaving Northampton Town in 2011.

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