Rossendale Free Press

Clubs are united in support of fans

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TRAFFORD FC have also come out in support of fans in the wake of the postponed fixture against Ramsbottom.

The Rams clash against Trafford was scheduled to take place on New Year’s Day (today), but the fixture has been called off.

The club cited denying supporters the opportunit­y to attend as a reason behind the postponeme­nt.

A Rams statement read: “Ramsbottom United would have been looking forward to welcoming Trafford.

“To have sanctioned playing would have resulted in the club having to deny many potential supporters the opportunit­y to attend, and the decision to postpone has been made to ensure that the club does not offend any supporters by refusing them entry.

“Many other teams in the league have made a similar stance, with the hope that these restrictio­ns will be eased in the coming weeks, allowing a return to a sensible limit being imposed rather than the current one.”

And Trafford FC echoed the sentiment, and stated: “Sadly, due to ongoing issues with the virus, the tier system – and restrictio­ns on numbers of spectators and what facilities can be open – our game at Ramsbottom United on New Year’s Day has been postponed.

“There remains much uncertaint­y over the season moving forward and we cannot rule out further changes over time. We do hope however that we can return to competitiv­e football very soon. As things stand our return to competitiv­e football is now scheduled to take place on Saturday, January 9, when Runcorn Linnets will be the visitors to Shawe View.”

The Rams added: “It is impossible to foresee when we will return to action. But the hope is that as we enter the new year, signs of a return to some sort of normality will prove sufficient to restart the campaign with full approval to welcome back supporters in more sensible numbers.”

THE Rams next game is at home to Tadcaster Albion on January 16 at 3pm.

 ??  ?? Ramsbottom United players celebrate a goal earlier this year
PHOTO:FRANK CROOK
Ramsbottom United players celebrate a goal earlier this year PHOTO:FRANK CROOK

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