Oldham confirm Ched Evans is expected to sign by early next week

• Owner Simon Corney: ‘We believe he has served his time’
• Shadow sports minister calls on FA to block signing
• Sponsor severs ties in protest over convicted rapist
• Marina Hyde: Evans case shows the law is an ass

The owner of Oldham Athletic, Simon Corney, believes there is an “80% chance” his League One club will sign the convicted rapist Ched Evans. The businessman argues the 26-year-old striker, who served half of a five-year prison sentence for an offence committed in 2011, deserves a chance to resume his career. “We believe he has served his time,” Corney told the Jewish Chronicle. “There is an 80% chance of us signing him. It won’t be done today. It’s not straightforward and there are some legal issues.”

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