Oldham Athletic: George Elokobi and Adam Lockwood released

George Elokobi
George Elokobi made 103 appearances for his former club Wolves between 2008 and 2014

Oldham Athletic have announced that defenders George Elokobi and Adam Lockwood have left the League One club.

Cameroon-born Elokobi, 29, joined Oldham from Wolves in August and made 27 appearances for the Latics.

Ex-Yeovil, Doncaster and Bury player Lockwood, 33, has moved to Conference newcomers Guiseley.

Meanwhile, former Morecambe, Forest Green Rovers and Chester City manager Jim Harvey has joined the backroom coaching staff at Oldham.

"Jim is one of the best in the business," boss Darren Kelly told the club website.external-link "This is a massive signing for the football club because you've got to have the right staff behind you."

Both Elokobi and Lockwood were offered new contracts by the Latics, who did not win any of their last eight games of the 2014-15 season and finished 15th in League One.

Of Lockwood's signing, Guiseley boss Mark Bower told their website:external-link "We know first-hand just how important a player he can be for us.

"His experience and reading of the game will prove a valuable asset in the Conference next season and we hope to be able to add players of similar quality over the coming weeks."