Ahead of Oldham Athletic's final game in the Football League on Saturday, May 7, crowds gathered outside Boundary Park to protest against the club's ownership.

Oldham, a Premier League club less than 30 years ago, now find themselves in England's fifth division following relegation on April 23.

Throughout the fanbase, there is very little optimism of a return to the Football League and a change in ownership.

Adam Keeley, one of the founding members of the supporters group Push the Boundary, said he struggles to see Lemsagam selling up.

He said: "Unfortunately I don't have any confidence he'll sell.

"We keep being fed the line that Abdallah is looking to sell the club, but no action is being taken.

"Our former chairman Barry Chaytow has come out and said that he wants to buy the club but Abdallah won't respond to him - what does that really say?"

The club stated after its relegation that Lemsagam was committed to selling the club.

Lemsagam took over the club in 2018, and during his tenure, the club has suffered two relegations and been led by 10 head coaches. While Abdallah owns the club, his brother, Mohammed, is the sporting director.

Outside Boundary Park on Saturday afternoon, fans chanted for the Lemsagam brothers to "get out of our club" while a plane flew over with a banner that read "Sell The Club Al & Mo #SAVEOAFC".

Despite the persistence of the fans, many believe a sale would be difficult to accomplish.

Will Gough, another founder of Push the Boundary, said: "That was the one main selling point, that we were in the Football League.

"By getting relegated, massive value has been wiped off the club.

"The new owner coming in is going to have to spend a lot of money to get us back up."

Adam said that the Lemsagams "need to be realistic about the price", with reports of a £6 million asking price unlikely to be met in his eyes.

Looking ahead to next season, neither of the supporters are expecting much to change.

Adam, who attended his first Oldham game in 1997, said fans of the Latics could expect "more of the same".

He added: "Unless the Lemsagams are serious about staying away from involvement in the day-to-day business, this club is going to continue to sink."

Will said that Oldham as a club does not match the criteria for bouncing back up to League Two.

He said: "The teams that do well coming out of the National League either spend money, or they have a good set up, and we've got neither."

As the curtain closed on one of, if not the darkest season in Oldham's history, fans were vocal outside Boundary Park and made no secret of their desire for the Lemsagam brothers to leave the club.

However, there remains little hope amongst the supporters of a once proud club.