Matt Smith: Oldham Athletic resigned to losing striker

Matt Smith

Oldham Athletic say they are "resigned" to losing striker Matt Smith after he rejected an improved contract offer to stay with the League One club.

Smith, 23, was the hero of Oldham's run to the fifth round of the FA Cup, scoring four times in ties against Liverpool and Everton.

Manager Lee Johnson said he expects Smith to be playing in the Championship next season.

"Matt has received a number of offers," he told the club website.

Smith has scored 14 goals in 75 games since joining the Latics from Solihull Moors.

While playing non-league football, he from the University of Manchester, before moving to Boundary Park in 2011.

Smith rose to prominence in January with and after he netted in a