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National League: Oldham Athletic midfielder Hallam Hope attacked outside ground after Chesterfield defeat

Oldham Athletic's have confirmed that midfielder Hallam Hope was assaulted outside Boundary Park following their game with Chesterfield on Saturday.

Hope played in the match which the Latics lost 2-0 and in a statement the club confirmed 'Hallam sustained serious injuries which required hospital treatment and he will be out of action for some weeks.'

'The matter has been reported to the Police and we have provided CCTV footage in relation to the incident.'

'Whilst the investigation is continuing Oldham Athletic will make no further comment on the incident.'

'The club is supporting Hallam and will continue to do so. We wish him a speedy recovery from a dreadful experience.'

Chesterfield meanwhile have issued their own statement regarding the incident stating 'Following an incident which took place after Saturday’s game at Oldham Athletic, we are aware of an allegation relating to an un-named Chesterfield player.'

'We are assisting Greater Manchester Police with their enquiries.'

Hope was part of the Oldham squad who were relegated from the Football League last season and has featured heavily for the club as they look to bounce straight back from the National League.

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