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Chesterfield Community Trust confirm takeover delayed due to coronavirus pandemic

Chesterfield FC Community Trust’s plans to purchase Chesterfield FC have been delayed by the current coronavirus pandemic, but the trust says a deal remains on course to be concluded.

Providing an update on the takeover situation, Trust chairman Mike Goodwin said: “The pandemic has had an impact on the timing of the takeover as our funding partners currently have various pressing matters to deal with at what is a very challenging time for everyone.

“They do, however, remain committed to working in partnership with the Trust to bring the takeover to a conclusion. It is hoped that we will be able to get things underway again at the end of April.

“I have been in regular contact with Ashley Carson and kept him informed of developments. The matter which has led to the delay is of course beyond our control and something that nobody could have envisaged.

“I would like to thank Ashley, who has been very understanding and supportive, as he has been since the negotiations got underway.”

A further statement regarding the progress of the takeover will be issued in due course.

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