AN OLDHAM Athletic fans’ group are calling on fans to boycott Latics’ game against Carlisle United.

Having already staged a pre-match protest and asked supporters not to purchase programmes, food and drink at Boundary Park, Push The Boundary are now taking their campaign against owner Abdallah Lemsagam to the next level.

The independent supporters association polled fans about their next move with 58 per cent of the 730 who took part in the survey in support of a mass boycott of a game.

The home clash with the Cumbrians on January 18 has been selected with PTB inviting other fans to join them instead at Avro’s game against Ashton Athletic at the Vestacare Stadium in the North West Counties Premier Division while also suggesting Chadderton’s game against Emley as an alternative.

“In order to highlight our dissatisfaction with the lack of engagement and willingness to publicly acknowledge or address the concerns of fans by current ownership, we will be staging a mass boycott of Boundary Park against Carlisle United,” a statement read.

“We would encourage all pay on the day customers not to attend and for as many disgruntled season ticket holders to miss this one game.

“We need our actions to jolt the decision makers into realising that fundamental changes are required at this football club and that as fans, we have a clear voice and that we will be heard.”

Lemsagam was present at a question and answer session with some supporters on Tuesday night and in principle agreed to meet with the group, PTB feeling their previous efforts to engage with the Moroccan former football agent have been ignored.

Latics are 20th in League Two after losing their last three games.

They travel to fellow strugglers Macclesfield, on Saturday, and Stevenage, on Tuesday night, ahead of facing Carlisle who also find themselves at the wrong end of the table.