Administrator still in talks with bidders; Mansfield match definitely on

Last updated : 25 April 2008 By Millers Trust
Mark Thomas - Trust Chairman
The board of the Millers Trust read yesterday's press release from the administrator with concern.

The position that the club finds itself in is clearly very serious. It is by no means hopeless, however.

The Trust has been in contact with the administrator this morning. It will continue to use that channel to keep the supporters of the football club as informed as possible and to represent the fans to the club and the administrator.

From enquiries made of the High Court in Leeds this morning, the Trust does not believe that an application has been made against the administrator.

The administrator confirmed to the Trust that he has had no contact from CF Booth Limited or its representatives this morning. The administrator is continuing to work towards a sale of the club with three interested parties. Those talks are continuing today.

The Trust believes, therefore, that the imminent threat of closure has receded somewhat. The game against Mansfield tomorrow goes ahead.

In a fluid situation like the one in which the club finds itself, it is important to recognise the important difference between supposition, rumour and fact. At the moment, apart from what has come from the administrator this morning, there are very few hard facts available to supporters and until the true position becomes clearer, it is difficult to for the Trust to present a detailed plan of action.

Whatever the next few days and weeks hold, the events of yesterday demonstrate how important a credible fans' body can be to the future of the club. The more members and the more funds that the Trust has, the more weight it will be able to bring to bear in any future discussions with the administrator, prospective purchasers or, indeed, CF Booth and the more ability it will have to take positive steps for the future of the club.

The Trust therefore repeats its plea for new membership and donations. As soon as there is more clarity as to the club's future, the Trust will call a meeting of its members to discuss and agree a course of action.

There is a distinct possibility that the Trust may announce a members meeting and/or fans forum at short notice in the near future and the Trust would welcome the assistance of supporters in advertising any such event in due course.
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