Chesterfield chairman Dave Allen has spoken in favour of a possible takeover of the club by Chesterfield FC Community Trust.

Company secretary Ashley Carson gave an update after the Trust declared an interest in purchasing the majority shareholding in the club:

“I have been involved in preliminary negotiations with Chesterfield FC Community Trust regarding the ownership of the club, acting on behalf of the club’s majority shareholder, Dave Allen. Certain other parties have expressed interest in buying the club in recent months but have been unable to raise the necessary funds.

“Dave Allen has made it clear that he would prefer to sell the club to local people who have the best interests of the club at heart and it would be a very pleasing outcome for all concerned if the Trust does succeed in taking it over. An update on the progress of negotiations, agreed by both parties, will be released in due course.”

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