Latics snap up Appleby
By Peter O`Rourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The 29-year-old impressed Latics boss Mick Wadsworth during his loan spell with The Latics last month and he has decided to make the move permanent.
Appelby, who scored two goals in seven games during his loan spell, has signed a two-year deal with Oldham.
The former Newcastle and Darlington ace has failed to feature for The Tykes this season and his future at Oakwell has been in doubt for some time.
Meanwhile, Oldham have taken 19-year-old French striker Alexis Vilocy on trial until the end of the season.
The club are also expected to announce a third signing on Tuesday with a 'Premiership defender' to be unveiled at Boundary Park according to the club's official website.
Albion Rovers goalkeeper Scott Shearer, 21, is thought to be on trial with The Latics with a view to a permanant move.