COUNTY TAKEOVER MOVES CLOSER
THE proposed fan takeover of League Two side Newport County has moved a step closer after the Supporters Trust were drafted in to replace the current board, writes Carl Field.
In a move driven by former chairman Les Scadding, the current board was asked to step aside to make way for an interim board of Trust members.
Former director Tony Pring has been appointed interim chairman and will be supported on the board by Jon Bowkett, Gavin Foxhall and Shaun Johnson. Jason Turner, the club’s general manager, has joined the board as chief executive.
Scadding said: “I would like to thank the members of the previous board for all their hard work, under difficult circumstances.
“I am hopeful that this will now mean that the Trust and Supporters Direct will be able to complete the due diligence.”