The Toby Carvery based in Oldham has been officially reopened with the help of Oldham Athletic player Junior Luamba.

The 18-year-old striker cut the ribbon to mark the restaurant’s official reopening on Tuesday following the carvery’s temporary closure to allow for refurbishment works to be carried out.

A post on the Burnley Lane Toby Carvery's Facebook page published on Tuesday, June 21, read: “We had the privilege of having Junior Luamba cut our ribbon to officially open us.

“We hope you see you all soon. Thanks to Oldham Athletic.”

The Chadderton restaurant closed temporarily on May 23 while the building underwent external and internal works to achieve a “new-and-improved look".

The carvery is set to post pictures on social media of the restaurant’s transformed interior in a few weeks’ time but is giving customers the chance to see it in person first.

Commenting on the Facebook posts which announced the carvery’s reopening one customer wrote: “Longest three weeks ever”.

Another said: “Visited last night. Looks great.”

A third added: “Looking forward to coming my favourite is roast potatoes and turkey”.

Referring to the restaurant’s carvery a fourth said: “One that I enjoy and leaves me fully stuffed”.

Last month Latics confirmed Junior Luamba would remain under contract at Boundary Park after the club announced their retained list for 2021/22 following relegation from League Two.

John Sheridan’s men finished 23rd in the table, becoming the first former Premier League side to drop out of the Football League.

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