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Southampton striker has his say on Faraday Road situ

Former Kintbury and Thatcham player, Charlie Austin, has had his say about the way Newbury Community Football Group has been treated.

The Southampton striker, who scored seven times last season, reckons that the decision to kick Newbury out of the Faraday Road pitch so it can be opened to the community as a very poor decision.

Charlie took Twitter to share his thoughts to his 153,000 followers.

He said: "Why would you ask the team to leave, if it’s going to be used for public use surely they could have stayed and played where they belong... one would say a very poor decision has been made!!!"

Earlier this week Cllr James Fredrickson from West Berkshire Council, said: "Whilst we would have liked to allow the football club to stay at the pitch, we now need the site to be available for redevelopment to commence. We couldn't then provide the full year lease that the club requested. The site will now close briefly as we make it ready to be opened to the public as a multi-use games area. I'm pleased that we have found a way to keep the site open to the community until we are ready to begin the redevelopment. This will mean many more groups will be able to enjoy the facility."

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