Trust offers support to Forever Bury

28th Aug 2019

Our thoughts today are with the supporters and staff at Bury FC and we hope the club can find its way back into the Football League before too long.

Only four years ago, the Cobblers came close to liquidation so we know only too well the distress and emotional hurt this brings to fans and the wider community.

We are in contact with the Forever Bury supporters group and will back any viable plans they bring forward for the continuation of football in Bury.

We are also thinking of Bolton Wanderers and we wish them every success in their fight to avoid a similar fate.

These are dark days for many Football League clubs who find themselves embroiled in ownership disputes and severe financial difficulties.

It is the principal reason why, several months ago, the Trust announced plans to explore options for a viable future community ownership model at Northampton Town FC - an ownership model which is based on community, sustainability and longevity.

We call on the EFL to introduce stronger regulation of its member football clubs and their owners, including stringent independent due diligence, to mitigate and ultimately eliminate the distress currently being experienced by football communities across the country.