Watford striker Chris Iwelumo is on the verge of joining Oldham Athletic on loan until the end of the season, the Watford Observer understands.

Iwelumo, who is a hugely popular member of the squad, made eight appearances for the Hornets earlier this season but has found first team opportunities hard to come by in recent months.

The former Scotland international made five starts during a six-week loan spell at League One side Notts County.