JED McCrory has rubbished a report in a national newspaper this morning claiming his consortium plans to sack manager Paolo Di Canio and replace him with Mike Newell and Brian Stein.

The Daily Mirror ran a story in their Wednesday edition which stated the prospective new owners of the Robins were ready to make the move due to the sizeable wages Di Canio earns at the County Ground.

However, in a statement released exclusively to the Swindon Advertiser, McCrory has nonsensed the suggestions.

His statement reads: "I feel the need to break the NDA (non-disclosure agreement) due to the breaking story (in the Mirror).

"I have had no contact or conversation, be it email, telephone or any other means, with Mike Newell.

"We are disappointed that people are putting stories together due to the uncertainty over the situation and would like to state we are looking forward to working with Paolo Di Canio and the team going forward.

"We are working tirelessly to bring the purchase of the club to an end to allow all to return to normality. As a football fan I am aware of the need to end this uncertainty as soon as possible."