OLDHAM Athletic are on the lookout for a new ground safety officer after Steve Clarke tendered his resignation this week.

Clarke has been with the club since 2018, and was this week given as the point of contact for the three banned Latics fans, who have since had those bans rescinded.

Clarke is serving notice until February and will remain in position to ensure that home fixtures between now and his final day in the role are unaffected.

Meanwhile, the Joe Royle Stand is expected to be open to spectators for the crunch Boxing Day clash with Scunthorpe United after the electricity supply was restored.

Power was cut off last week due to an outstanding payment, causing the closure of the club shop and the gym.

Energy bills for the North Stand do not go directly to the club but are part of the rental agreement with the Oldham Event Centre and Brass Bank, which is owned by Simon Blitz.

The situation has meant that Latics have been unable to open their club shop this week, missing out on crucial Christmas trade, while it is understood members of the gym within the stand have been offered the use of a gym elsewhere.

However, the floodlights were not affected and were still operational, which meant that the game would be unaffected.

It would, however, have meant that season ticket holders and anyone else with tickets for the North Stand for the Boxing Day fixture would have to be relocated in another area of Boundary Park. But alternative plans are necessary as power was restored this afternoon.