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Town takeover moves closer after positive talks with Football League
THE takeover of Swindon Town could be completed as early as tomorrow following extremely positive talks with the Football League, the Advertiser understands.
The prospective new owners travelled to Preston yesterday to meet with League bosses, where positives talks were held as Jed McCrory’s consortium laid out their financial model for the club for the next three years.
While the takeover was not officially rubberstamped the Advertiser understands the deal could be ratified tomorrow, at which time the new board of directors including McCrory, Martin King, Gary Hooper and Steve Murrall will be allowed take the reins at the County Ground.
However, even if the deal is ratified tomorrow, the Advertiser understands none of the parties involved in the proposed takeover of the club will be able to speak publicly until after the weekend.
At that point the Football League should allow Town to sign players once again, after manager Paolo Di Canio missed out on Cheltenham’s Marlon Pack and Danny Green and Bradley Wright- Phillips of Charlton at the end of the January window.
The Football League were not willing to ratify the deals despite terms being agreed, and although it is thought Town remain interested in the trio, it is not yet known whether the players will still be moving to the County Ground once the takeover is complete.
Pack returned to the Cheltenham side for the Robins’ 2-1 away win at Southend on Tuesday night, and despite admitting he would still be open to a move to Swindon, remains in a state of limbo after manager Mark Yates revealed he wants to keep his playmaker at Whaddon Road until the end of the season.
The Advertiser understands Green is now a target of MK Dons, while Wright-Phillips’ future remains up in the air.
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