Oldham Athletic recorded an emphatic 8-1 victory at non-league Curzon Ashton in their latest pre-season match.
After losing 4-1 to top Romanian side Steaua Bucharest last weekend in a behind-closed doors friendly at St George’s Park, Latics produced a polished performance against opponents they toiled to beat 2-0 last summer.
Jonson Clarke-Harris, who found the net against Steaua, scored Latics’ opening two goals before play was halted for half an hour when Curzon’s Connor Hampson sustained a serious leg injury.
Latics, who fielded completely different line ups in each half, added a third goal just before half time through a trialist while Clarke-Harris limped off through an ankle injury.
There were five further goals in the second half as Carl Winchester and Rhys Turner each scored twice while Genseric Kusunga was also on targets.
Latics fielded six trialists, four of who were unnamed, though the remaining two were William Gros and Miguel Llera.
Gross is the former Kilmarnock striker and Llera the 34-year-old central defender recently released by Sheffield Wednesday.
Gros and Llera are players who have previously been linked with moves to Latics.