Oldham board to hold conference call over potential signing of Ched Evans

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Oldham Athletic’s board are to hold a conference call between themselves on Monday to discuss their strategy regarding the convicted rapist Ched Evans.

Two of the directors are in America, including the chairman, Simon Corney, who is in New York, so the board is unable to meet in person. But it is expected a statement will be issued later on Monday to try and clarify Oldham’s position, with Corney and his fellow directors taken aback by the reaction to their interest in signing the Welshman.

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