Hartlepool United president Jeff Stelling has urged Poolies to welcome former Darlington chairman Raj Singh with open arms, should his proposed takeover materialise.
Stelling is working closely with the prominent Teesside businessman as he aims to wrestle control from John Blackledge and Sage Investments, who pulled the plug on Pools financially back in November. The Sky Sports presenter and lifelong fan accepts that having the former Darlo chief in control at Victoria Park could prove a controversial move.
But he hopes fans are pragmatic enough to see that Singh, in the current situation, is the only viable option to Pools going under.
“As far as Hartlepool is concerned, I hope that people greet him with open arms because at the moment he is the principle saviour,” said Stelling, who was present at last night’s 2-1 loss to Aldershot. “The issue was always that until we got somewhere close to a deal we did not want to mention Raj’s name.
“That’s obvious due to his connections with Darlington and such like.”
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