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Alan Hardy in Oldham Athletic pay cut warning

Oldham Athletic

Oldham chief executive Alan Hardy has warned Athletic's players to prepare for pay cuts next season.

Athletic's home league attendances have been as low as 2,833 and Hardy told told BBC Radio Manchester: "It's a really bad season financially for us.

"We're going to lose a considerable amount of money because gates have fallen quite dramatically.

"Some players might not be able to earn as much with us next season as they did this time."

He added: "Obviously the football we have been playing, we've got to admit, has not been that attractive. That coupled with the recession has hit us badly.

"In the next week or two we've got to sit down with the manager [Dave Penney] and look at the budgets for next season.

"We've got to look at the players who are coming out of their contract.

"We've got to take a good, hard look at the finances because it has hit us really hard this season."

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