IT looks like Bobby Grant has played his last game for Wrexham with the attacking midfielder joining Oldham Athletic on a season-long loan.

Grant was one of only seven players currently under contract at The Racecourse for the 2020-21 season but he will now be plying his trade at the League Two outfit.

After joining Wrexham on loan from Fleetwood Town in November 2018, Grant made the move permanent the following January.

Grant was allowed to join Accrington Stanley on loan during the 2020 January transfer window but the 30-year-old still finished last term as Wrexham's leading scorer with eight goals.

Manager Dean Keates is happy for Grant to make the switch to Boundary Park.

"As I said when he left last season, I thank Bobby for his efforts whilst I was in charge of the football club and I wish him all the best," said Keates.

"It is a season-long loan so technically he is an Oldham player in name.

"While he was at the football club he was part of my plans but this has been put to us and it has happened, it works now.

"Now he is not part of the football club we go about our business and we wish him all the best."

Only captain Shaun Pearson, Luke Young, Rob Lainton, Devonte Redmond, Jay Harris and Daniel Jarvis are under contract at The Racecourse for next season.

But Keates, targeting new signings in the coming weeks before the campaign is set to start on October 3, has started contract talks with Mark Carrington, Paul Rutherford, Davis Keillor-Dunn and Christian Dibble.

"We are not far off," said Keates, who saw James Jennings opt against waiting to hold talks over a new deal in favour of joining Stockport County.

"Things were put to the lads over the weekend and we will see how they work out over the next few days."

Keates is also due to speak with Centre of Excellence manager Dan Nolan before informing the club's scholars who will be offered professional contracts.

"They have not been told about their futures yet, it is a discussion I need to have with Dan," said Keates.

"It is something that needs addressing as soon as I can because the young lads will be second guessing where their careers take them.

"Unfortunately this pandemic has shut a lot of things down and football has been one of the main businesses that has been affected the most.

"It is something that I will be addressing over the coming days."

Nolan's rising stars were crowned National League U19 Alliance Division H champions last season, while several young guns were handed first team appearances in both the Scottish Challenge Cup and FA Trophy.

"They did what was needed to be done," added Keates.

"They were in a very strong position before the pandemic kicked in, the league got cancelled and - rightly so - they were victorious."