Australian goalkeeping prospect Liam Jacob joins Oldham Athletic

The 17-year-old former Liverpool and Manchester United trainee has joined the League One club, and will learn his trade under two of his countrymen

Oldham Athletic's Australian contingent has now swelled to four, with the signing of former Liverpool and Manchester United trainee Liam Jacob on a one-year deal

The 17-year-old becomes the third Australian goalkeeper at the League One club, and will serve behind Alex Cisak [pictured above] - the club's first-choice shot-stopper in the 2011-12 campaign - and Dean Bouzanis at Boundary Park.

Midfielder James Wesolowski completes the Australian quartet at Oldham, who finished 16th last campaign under former Manchester City striker Paul Dickov.

Sydney-born Jacob joined Liverpool upon his arrival in England before moving to United in July 2010.

The Australia Under-17 representative made 17 appearances for their academy team and featured twice in the FA Youth Cup, and was five times named among the substitutes for United's reserve side.

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