LEE’S HAPPY TO TAKE A GAM­BLE

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO RESULTS -

LEE John­son ad­mits the sign­ing of John Paul Kis­sock is un­fash­ion­able but the Old­ham boss is hop­ing his gam­ble pays off.

Kis­sock has joined on loan from Non­League Mac­cles­field but, hav­ing grad­u­ated from Ever­ton’s academy, John­son be­lieves it is a risk worth tak­ing.

And John­son, who has also signed Bris­tol City de­fender James Wil­son on a con­tract to the end of the sea­son and Stock­port striker Rhys Turner on an 18 month deal, said: “JP is an in­ter­est­ing one.

“He is some­one I have fol­lowed for a long time and I’ve al­ways thought he was a re­ally good player.

“It may ap­pear to be an un­fash­ion­able sign­ing, but some­times as a man­ager you have to weigh up the value, age, pedi­gree and tal­ent and take a chance. This is such an oc­ca­sion.

“He is cer­tainly hun­gry, and with the pedi­gree he has got he needs to play with play­ers that can fit with a sim­i­lar style.”

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