James Dayton: Oldham Athletic to sign Kilmarnock midfielder

James Dayton

James Dayton is to join Oldham Athletic on a two-year contract after rejecting a three-year deal at Kilmarnock.

The 24-year-old midfielder, who began his career as a trainee at Crystal Palace, played alongside Latics boss Lee Johnson at Rugby Park.

Dayton, who has also had loan spells with Yeovil and Crawley, is the second confirmed arrival at the English League One club this summer.

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Dayton told the club website: "Having worked with Lee, I know what he is about. He is ambitious and wants to take the club forward.

"He wants to take Oldham up the league and I was impressed by his vision for the club."

Londoner Dayton joined Kilmarnock in 2010 after leaving Palace and the winger made 74 domestic appearances for the Ayrshire club, 31 of them this season.