MP asks for info

Last updated : 01 November 2019 By Dave Moore

Damian Collins, the MP leading the parliamentary inquiry into football governance has mentioned that he has been approached by someone wanting to talk about Oldham Athletic who has some evidence about their wage problems. The chairman of the House of Commons' digital, culture, media and sport select committee, was recently in Bury to discussing the plight of the Shakers. He has promised to look into a potential reform across the game to prevent more lower placed clubs from facing extinction. Both the Latics and Macclesfield have been in recent financial trouble and Macclesfield are still facing a winding-up petition as players have gone unpaid.

He stated, “Anyone who has got information about those clubs and wants to share it with the committee can do that. This inquiry is not just about Bury, it’s about the administration of football clubs of which Bury is a really important part. We are happy to publish and look at evidence that people have. I’ve already been approached by someone that’s connected to Oldham that wants to talk to us about what is going on there. We will receive happily any information like that. The more we can put in the public domain the more pressure it puts on the public authorities to act. I can’t comment on what we’ve been approached with so far [about Oldham] and we’ve not received the information we’ve been promised but as soon as we’re in a position to do that we will comment.”