Johnson set for reserve outing

Oldham boss Lee Johnson is ready to dust off his boots but has no intention of returning to first-team action.

Last Updated: 09/04/13 at 16:11

Lee Johnson: Dusting off his boots

Lee Johnson: Dusting off his boots

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The 31-year-old former Yeovil and Bristol Rovers midfielder made 13 appearances for Kilmarnock this season before leaving the Scottish Premier League outfit in January.

Johnson's subsequent appointment at Boundary Park made him the youngest manager in English football.

Although he believes his competitive playing days to be behind him, Johnson is considering turning out for Oldham's reserve against Bury at Radcliffe Borough on Wednesday in order to run the rule over some of the youngsters whose futures are in the balance this summer.

"It is more of a tool to help the young players," he told Oldham's official website.

"I have decisions to make about two or three youngsters and by playing it will help my level of understanding of them and also their fitness."

First, Johnson leads Oldham at Preston on Tuesday night and he insists the prospects of a more hands-on role would be grim for all concerned.

"If there was a flu epidemic and I had to play, I could only manage 60 minutes at the moment," he added.

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

T

his is all good fun, but anyone who thinks United are 4th best in England for anything more than a blip is properly f***ing mental. And Domenech is properly f***ing mental.

megabrow (cufc)
Schneiderlin must join United - Domenech

I

f the answer is Matt Phillips, the question should never be Who is one of your major transfer targets?

jelasfirsttouch
The Twosome Gossip

I

s this Chris Smalling playing the 'Race' card?

hump3.
Smalling wants United race

Footer 365

Roberto Firmino eyeing trophy success at Liverpool after saying bye to Hoffenheim

Liverpool's £29m summer signing Roberto Firmino hopes to celebrate "a lot of success" at Anfield and 'can't wait test himself in the Premier League'.

Manchester United 'agree Matteo Darmian fee with Torino'

Manchester United have agreed a fee with Torino for Italy right-back Matteo Darmian, according to Sky Italia sources.

Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba not joining Barcelona this year

Barcelona have insisted they are "not planning" a move for Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba this calendar year.

Mail Box

Doesn't Delph To Arsenal Make More Sense?

We have reaction to our Top Ten regarding Philipp Lahm and Dave Mackay, why we all love Harry Kane, Fabian Delph to Arsenal and what United can get away with...

Why Is Kane More Likeable Than Carrick?

A Mailbox which covers topics including Harry Kane, Sergio Aguero, Robin van Persie, handballs, transfer reporting and Rodgers bingo. It's not us being mean...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company