Waiting game for Latics players

Date published: 11 April 2011

DECISIONS over which players will be offered deals for next season won’t be rubber-stamped until after the Athletic board convenes next week.

At present, only seven professionals — Djeny Bembo-Leta, Warren Feeney, Dean Furman, Kieran Lee, Kirk Millar, Dale Stephens and Chris Taylor — are contracted to the club for the 2011-12 campaign.

There is also an option to keep striker Reuben Reid at Boundary Park beyond the expiration of his deal at the end of this season.

Managerial duo Paul Dickov and Gerry Taggart, who are in the process of deciding who they want to offer contracts to, remain with Athletic on 12-month rolling contracts.

Meanwhile, Jason Lowe and Filipe Morais could be back in Athletic’s squad to travel to Yeovil.

Lowe missed out on selection against Charlton as a result of an ankle problem he picked up during the 2-0 win at Notts County seven days earlier — a game in which he converted a late penalty — while Morais took a painful knock to the hip in the same game and is also plotting a return at Huish Park this Saturday.

“Jason did it in the first half at Notts County and did well to finish the game,” said Dickov.

“He struggled but we are hopeful he will be okay for Yeovil.

“Felipe is struggling too, but we hope to have them both and they are both big players for us.”

Yeovil lost 3-1 at Hartlepool on Saturday, despite taking the lead at Victoria Park.

The Glovers are 17th in npower League One and have so-far accumulated 47 points this season.