Simon Corney has issued an official statement regarding his decision to sell the club quicker than was originally planned. This decision was brought about by recent pressures at the club after the Ched Evans affair.
Mr. Corney said, “We have come through an extraordinary period in our Club’s history. There is no doubt that people’s relationships with the Club have been affected and a level of trust lost. For this, as Chairman, I take responsibility. My commitment to the Club, its fans, staff and sponsors is total and my desire to ensure that the new North Stand development is completed remains as strong as ever. We continue to face significant challenges but I am genuinely excited about the future prospects for our Club and the plans we have put in place to ensure its long term future without the need for further investment.”
“Of course, as I have always said, if a buyer for the Club comes forward who is able to take things on to another level then I will consider selling. That buyer has to be the right person and have the best interests of the Club at heart. It is now time to draw a line under the events of recent weeks and move on. We have a Club to run and goals to achieve and the Board, staff and I are determined to see this great Club prosper.”