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Phoenix clubs have risen before

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BURY have plenty of examples to follow if they do become a phoenix club and attempt to rise back up into the Football League, writes DAVID ANDERSON.

ACCRINGTON STANLEY: Expelled from the League in 1962, they went out of business in 1966.

Reformed in 1968 and won promotion back to the EFL in 2006. Won promotion to League One in 2018. CHESTER: Formed by fans in 2010 when Chester City was wound up after struggling with debts in 2009.

Admitted to the eighth tier, they won three promotions. Currently in the sixth tier, National League North. MAIDSTONE UNITED: Expelled when they went bankrupt in 1992. Started again as Maidstone Invicta in the Kent League Fourth Division in 1993. Changed their name back to Maidstone ALDERSHOT: Resigned from the League in March 1992 when they went bust. Aldershot Town were formed and began in the Isthmian League Division Three, winning promotion to the Football League in 2008. Relegated in 2013 and are currently in the National League.

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TEARFUL: Distraught fan outside Gigg Lane yesterday United and won promotion to the National League in 2016. Currently in National League South.
■ TEARFUL: Distraught fan outside Gigg Lane yesterday United and won promotion to the National League in 2016. Currently in National League South.

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