NEW­PORT TAKEOVER IS CLOSE

The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP -

NEW­PORT County Sup­port­ers’ Trust are inch­ing closer to their £195,000 share of­fer tar­get in or­der to com­plete the takeover of the club.

The trust were £55,000 shy of the fig­ure at the end of the last week, hav­ing set an end of Septem­ber dead­line.

For­mer chair­man Les Scadding has al­ready agreed to trans­fer his share­hold­ing to the trust.

The trust has been in in­terim charge since Au­gust, and board mem­ber Gavin Fox­all is in no doubt the takeover will take place.

“We will be in and own­ing the club on Oc­to­ber 1.We’re ab­so­lutely con­fi­dent it’s go­ing to work,” said Fox­all.

“I don’t think we un­der­es­ti­mate the chal­lenge ahead.”

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