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Wrexham chairman stands down in new takeover twist

The future of Wrexham Football Club has taken another twist with chairman Rob Bickerton standing down and the club’s owners stating all current takeover discussions would ‘not progress’.

Yesterday Football Trade Directory reported that two proposals – one from the club’s then management team of Bickerton, Tony Allan and Jon Harris, as well as a bid from businessman from Stephen Cleeve, were being considered by owners Geoff Moss and Ian Roberts.

But following further fan demonstrations during the club’s 7-2 defeat to Gateshead, a statement on the club’s official site confirmed Bickerton’s departure and the withdrawal of the bid from Bickerton, Allan and Harris.

The statement went onto say that Moss and Roberts would prefer a fan-based consortium to take control of the club.

"Moss & Roberts maintain that their preferred route is to sell a fan-based consortium. However, time is critical for any potential purchase," the statement read.

The Wrexham Supporters’ Trust, who could be a potential group for a takeover, have asked Moss and Roberts to talk to Wrexham Town Council regarding the future ownership of the club after the trust help ‘productive’ talks with the council.

"Our fear is that it could go into administration again and fold. We have to find a way to secure the future of Wrexham FC and the Racecourse [ground]," trust spokesman Lindsay Jones said.

 

Scott Hobro

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