Lee Hughes claimed the shame of causing death by dangerous driving will stay with him for the rest of his life after being unveiled on Tuesday as an Oldham player.

The 31-year-old former Coventry and West Brom striker apologised publicly for the first time after serving three years of a six-year sentence after he killed father-of-two Douglas Graham in a car accident near Coventry in November 2003. He also caused serious injuries to another man, Albert Frisby, and fled the scene of the accident on foot to avoid a breath test.

But a remorseful Hughes said: "I wish to make some comment about the circumstances that resulted in my imprisonment three years ago. I´m acutely aware of my actions, which resulted in the death of one person and serious injury to others. I only wish I could turn back the clock."

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