Initially intended to be ready for the start of last season, Oldham Athletic’s plans to rebuild the North Stand have now dragged over two and a half years and mains power problems mean it is not yet available despite season tickets within the stand having been purchased.
Jabo Ibehre and George Elokobi put Oldham in front, but after Joseph Mills saw red with fifteen minutes remaining Doncaster clawed their way back with goals from Nathan Tyson and James Coppinger.
Manager Lee Johnson expects this week’s developments in the Ched Evans saga will not deter fans from getting behind his team as they face Doncaster Rovers, the Latics looking to start afresh after a torrid end to 2014.
The club had looked set to sign the former Manchester City striker earlier this week, but various pressures have steered the club’s hand.
Ched Evans has issued a public apology to his unnamed rape victim, while maintaining his own innocence.
Oldham Athletic have pulled out of their move to sign convicted rapist Ched Evans, after threats were made to employees of the club.
As news breaks of Oldham Athletic’s ‘imminent signing’ of convicted rapist Ched Evans, an MM reporter explores the negative societal implications of his return to football.
League One side Oldham are mulling the signing of former Manchester City and Sheffield United player Ched Evans, who served half of a five-year sentence for raping a woman in a hotel in May 2011 before his release last year.
Evans, who maintains his innocence, was set to join the Latics on a long-term deal until 20,000 people signed an online petition urging the club not to sign him.
Johnson’s side have responded well after losing their 13-game unbeaten run to Bristol City two weeks ago, with a win over Leyton Orient and a hard-earned point at home to Crawley Town as they prepare to face Sheffield United.
Convicted rapist Ched Evans should be allowed to return to professional football or it will undermine the UK legal system, claims a Manchester-based legal expert.