Chesterfield owner Dave Allen remains focused on selling the club to its Community Trust, says company secretary Ashley Carson.

The Trust gave an update on 27th March in which they said the deal ‘remains on course to be concluded’, despite the delay due in large part to the coronavirus outbreak. Carson explained in an update to supporters today: “While the uncertainty of club ownership rumbles on, I am still in close regular contact with Mike Goodwin from the Community Trust and also a couple of other potential buyers.

“Both the owner – whose birthday is tomorrow – and I are still focused on selling to the Community Trust and they remain optimistic for completion within the next month, irrespective of COVID-19. Failing this, Dave Allen’s financial commitment will remain in place and at some stage very soon, if there is no imminent takeover, then we must prepare for next season and put the uncertainty to bed.”

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