AN OLDHAM Athletic fans’ group are pushing for a meeting with owner Abdallah Lemsagam after hailing their protest a success.

Push The Boundary’s efforts saw around 300 fans come together ahead of the 1-1 draw with Leyton Orient on Saturday.

Supporters, backed by Orient’s fans’ trust, marched to the game and then discarded scarves given out free by Lemsagam as part of a season ticket initiative ahead of the 2018/19 season.

The new independent supporters’ association are concerned by the direction of travel under the stewardship of the Moroccan former football agent with Latics currently 21st in League Two.

PTB – set up by Will Gough, Adam Keeley, Steve Shipman and Danny Taylor – have previously been offered a meeting with managing director Natalie Atkinson and finance director Shahed Alam which was declined.

Atkinson says Lemsagam is ready to face supporters when he returns to the country in a fortnight, but it is not clear if that relates directly to the new group.

“Abdallah is willing to meet with fans once he returns to the country in a couple of weeks’ time,” Atkinson said in a statement.

“The club appreciates moving forwards it has to work collectively to ensure Oldham Athletic is successful.”

Shipman, a lapsed season ticket holder, is sceptical about the possibility of a meeting.

“The way it’s being worded I don’t know if they specifically mean us,” he said.

“Our next step, though, is to hold them to account on what they’ve said.

“We want it to be a formal meeting and not another fans’ forum which they have to do under EFL rules anyway.

“We’re pushing for a meeting with Abdallah specifically. The last fans’ forum wasn’t productive, it was just the club batting away questions.

“We want this in a smaller, controlled format.”

The group are planning more events over the coming months and are liaising with other supporters’ groups and the Football Supporters’ Association.

“Saturday couldn’t have gone any better from our point of view,” said Shipman.

“We wanted three figures so to get 300 was unbelievable.

“It was also done in the right spirit and the police were happy, we got really good feedback on that.”