Clarke moves on

Last updated : 01 July 2019 By The Chairman

Former Latics' captain Peter Clarke has left a written legacy to the Boundary Park fans in the form of an open letter. He hopes to continue with his playing career and left with the following parting words to show his gratitude:

“Personally, I still feel fit, so hopefully my playing career will continue, but of course there are always other options if I feel they are best suited for me and my family. From my personal point of view, I can’t thank you all enough for, firstly making me feel welcome when I joined and then the support I’ve had throughout my time at the club. I hope I’ve made you all as happy as I could. I’m a football fan myself and I believe, despite your ability level as a footballer, hard work is always something a player should always do every day. Going back a couple of years ago away at Chesterfield where we were down to ten men at half time and really up against it one or two heads dropped, but Shez (John Sheridan) and Ian Baraclough discussed things and decided what we were going to do in that second half. We came out fighting with some tweaks and we limited Chesterfield that day to very little and won the game late on.”

“I’ve been in the game a fair while now and upsets like that (Fulham away) don’t come around often in your career. To be involved in that and see so many happy faces will be something I will always remember. Oldham Athletic will be a place I’ll hold close to my heart and fixtures allowing I’ll be popping down when I can as a supporter. If I’m not able to get down, then it’ll certainly be one of the first results I look for. I’d just like to finish off by thanking you all during my time here at Boundary Park, that includes managers, first-team staff, backroom staff, players and of course the supporters. Hopefully I’ll see some of you in the future.”