MORE than £50,000 is being pursued by administrator Quantuma in its battle to pick up debts from Swindon Town following the demise of St John Law.

In a third hearing of the winding-up petition against Swindon Town Football Company Limited (STFCL) at the High Court, counsel on both sides laid out the crux of the dispute.

Quantuma alleges there is £54,000 outstanding across multiple invoices after club owner Lee Power paid off several smaller debts to chip away at an initial debt of £68,000.

STFCL's representative, Niall McCulloch, reiterated liability was disputed and said a conference call last April made it clear all debts forthwith would be paid by Mr Power and his company Swinton Reds 20.

After the hearing, Town director Sangita Shah said the next date at The Rolls Building would resolve liability, but there could be a future case to dispute the debt itself.

"It's a clear dispute, as we continue in court," she said.

"We are going to hear the case properly. As everybody can see in court and as the barristers have advised: they (Quantuma) have opportunistically used this as a forum.

"There's no issues with the club. It will be resolved, but we will fight this one.

"They will hear this in more detail. It will be dismissed.

"We will have our costs back. The club will have their costs back and we will move on."