Oldham chairman Chris Hamilton to undergo heart surgery

Drew Darbyshire

Oldham chairman Chris Hamilton will go in hospital for major heart surgery next week and will be out of action for a while.

Hamilton was due to go into hospital last week, but his admission was delayed a little.

But he remains up-beat and wants seventh-placed Roughyeds to continue to climb the League 1 table while he is on the road to recovery.

He said: “It’s impossible to put a time scale on it, but recovery can take quite a long time.

“It’s a worrying time for me, obviously, but it’s something that needs doing as soon as possible.

“It will be business as usual at the club. I hope the lads can continue their good form while I’m away and I’m sure they will.”