More talks for Oldham's new home
More talks and developments in Oldham Rugby League Club's quest to find a new home in the borough, with Oldham Council assistance, have taken place this week.
Roughyeds are unable yet to make a definitive announcement, but Chris Hamilton, the club's owner and chairman, is hoping there will be a positive conclusion to the talks in the near future.
He said: "We are conscious, as is everyone else involved in the current negotiations, of the ticking clock and the fact that the new season is drawing ever nearer.
"The fact that we are unable yet to release definitive news continues to frustrate, but that doesn't mean nothing is happening. Plenty is going on behind the scenes as we try to work towards a positive outcome for the club.
"We are making as many preparations as we can for the new season and as far as our proposed new home is concerned we hope to be in a position to say something soon.
"The Christmas and New Year holidays, followed by the big freeze, have inevitably delayed things, but progress has been made this week and we hope to be able to update people in the near future."
OLDHAM's pre-season friendly at Whitehaven on Sunday --- Howard Hill's testimonial game --- has been postponed because of the adverse weather conditions.
It follows last week's postponement of the Law Cup game at Rochdale which has now been rearranged for Sunday, January 24 at Spotland (3.00pm kick off).
Roughyeds are due to play another pre-season game at Batley on Sunday week, January 17 (2.00pm kick off) and in the meantime efforts will be made to find another date for the trip to Cumbria.
"There isn't a lot of snow in Whitehaven," said Roughyeds chairman Chris Hamilton, "but the postponement has been caused by severe frost and plummeting temperatures.
"Whitehaven are keen to get the game played for Howard Hill and we need to get in some pre-season game time, so both clubs are going to look at it in the hope that we can come up with another date."