STATEMENT | Club update on managerial vacancy and ownership

On the possible sale of the club, Mr Fry stated: “Over the last two weeks we have reduced the numerous parties expressing an interest down to a shortlist and a decision on which one to adopt will be made over the next few days.”

Speaking of the first team manager role, the club’s chairman added: “We are very aware of the need to appoint a manager as soon as possible and we have spoken to a range of applicants to date. Some of these are nationally known names, others are more local candidates.

“The appointment of a manager has been complicated by the potential change of ownership so we, therefore, expect the new manager to be confirmed when the ownership situation has been resolved.”