And a Trust Oldham November update too.
On the field.
After a busy November on the field it is pleasing to have recorded three wins out of four in the league and three out of three in the knock out competitions. Well done to Harry and the whole squad, a squad that is bound to be tested going forward as we battle on three fronts.
Administratively the club is continuing to keep its head above the water, though along with 90% of other clubs in leagues 1 and 2 it acknowledges serious challenges in doing this. Financial controls are robust and ( unlike many clubs ) it is positive to report that there have been no redundancies among the backroom staff. The club has welcomed the salary cap and is working within its constraints. Covid remains a significant extra drain on resources. 16 staff members have been affected so far and the cost of regular testing of staff and players is huge and we wish them a speedy recovery.
Many supporters have been interested in David Wheater and, while comment on individual players would not be normal, because of the level of interest we can confirm that David is on an intensive rehabilitation fitness programme following his injury.
Regarding “Big Picture” as it is affectionately known OAFC continues to work with other EFL and Premier League clubs to find a sustainable way forward for the lower league clubs.
The club has been asked to vacate “Little Wembley” as the Landlord is wishing to explore preparations for another possible use in the longer term.
As stated once again recently by the owner OAFC is still working to acquire the freehold of the stadium, though negotiations have been somewhat Covid hampered.
Lastly we hope you and your families are keeping well in these un-precedented times.