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Ossett clubs announce merger

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Ossett Albion and Ossett Town have announced that they are in the advance stages of talks to merge together and create a new EVO-STIK League super club.

The clubs released a joint statement predicting "exciting times" ahead if the move is approved by both the Football Association and the Northern Premier League after submitting a formal application.

The Unicorns (Albion) and Ingfielders (Town) have promised to release more details about the merger in the coming days and have already confirmed that it will not affect the next generation of players coming through their respective youth and junior programmes.

The statement read: "We can confirm that both Ossett Town AFC and Ossett Albion FC have agreed outline terms on a merger of the two clubs subject to FA and league approval. Discussions are at an advanced stage.

"This course of action does not affect either clubs junior programmes which will remain the same. We have had great support from the town as a whole so far and we will update everyone as soon as there are any further devel­op­ments."

The statement added: "At this time we would like to thank everyone behind the scenes at both clubs for their cooperation and input at this exciting time."

JC

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