Oldham hope to keep Adeyemi for rest of season

Oldham Athletic are in talks with Norwich City to try and extend Tom Adeyemi's loan spell at Boundary Park until the end of the season.

Adeyemi's loan spell with the League One side expired after the club's 1-1 draw with Chesterfield on Monday but manager Paul Dickov is keen to keep the 20-year-old until the end of the season.

Director and acting chief executive Barry Owen faces a race against time however if the Latics want the youngster involved in the club's FA Cup third round tie at Liverpool tomorrow night.

The necessary paperwork needs to be lodged by the Football Association by lunchtime today to enable Adeyemi to be involved. Adeyemi has scored three goals in 24 appearances for the League One side and Dickov has been impressed by the midfielder's all action displays.

• Meanwhile, former Norwich City midfielder Stephen Hughes has left Motherwell after playing just four games for the club.

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Hughes, who left Carrow Road in the summer, rejoined his hometown club in November on a six-week pay-as-you-play contract.

The 29-year-old made four appearances, starting the last two games in place of the suspended Steve Jennings, but with Motherwell manager Stuart McCall having a number of options in midfield, both parties agreed not to extend the deal.

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McCall said: 'Stephen and I had a good chat (on Tuesday) and came to the agreement that he would go and try to find regular first-team action elsewhere.

'He has played a handful here but he wants to play regularly week in and week out and we can't guarantee him that.

'He has missed a fair bit of football during 2011 and what he needs now is somewhere he can get a regular spot, build his fitness and get back to his best.

'He was terrific whilst he was here – his attitude was always spot-on and we wish him all the best for the future.'

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