The MP leading the parliamentary inquiry into football governance says he has been approached by someone wanting to talk about Oldham.

Damian Collins, chair of the House of Commons' digital, culture, media and sport select committee, was in Bury on Friday discussing the plight of the Shakers, expelled from the Football League and on the verge of liquidation.

They were the focus of a hearing at Westminster on Monday but Collins insists his work will look at potential reform across the game to prevent more clubs being driven to the brink of extinction.  

He highlighted both Oldham and Macclesfield, the latter in the High Court this week over a winding-up petition with players going unpaid, as clubs of concern and says someone has passed on evidence about Latics.

The Boundary Park club have also been the subject of winding-up petitions in recent years with players threatening to go on strike over wage problems 12 months ago.

Owner Abdallah Lemsagam, a divisive figure among supporters, took control of the club in January 2018.

“Anyone who has got information about those clubs and wants to share it with the committee can do that,” said Collins.  

“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.”