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SportBury have FOURTH league fixture suspended and are kicked out of EFL Cup with just three days remaining to save crisis club

20:50  20 august  2019
20:50  20 august  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Bury at risk of EFL expulsion after League Cup fixture also suspended Bury at risk of EFL expulsion after League Cup fixture also suspended

Bury have FOURTH league fixture suspended and are kicked out of EFL Cup with just three days remaining to save crisis club © Getty Images General view of Gigg Lane Bury v Port Vale - Sky Bet League Two - Gigg Lane 04-05-2019 . (Photo by Anthony Devlin/EMPICS/PA Images via Getty Images)

Bury have had another match - their fourth in League One - suspended as the EFL continue to seek further clarity about the club's financial obligations.

Saturday's game with Tranmere has been put on hold while the Shakers' Carabao Cup first round tie has been awarded to Sheffield Wednesday as Friday's deadline for league expulsion draws closer.

'The EFL board continues to be frustrated at the lack of significant progress that has been made by Mr (Steve) Dale in providing the information required,' said an EFL statement.

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Bury have FOURTH league fixture suspended and are kicked out of EFL Cup with just three days remaining to save crisis club © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Bury have had their fourth league clash of the season suspended amid financial troubles

'However, we will continue to work with the current ownership in an attempt to achieve a resolution ahead of the Notice of Withdrawal deadline of Friday August 23.'

Bury staff issued a statement on August 12 imploring Dale to accept an offer for the club, who are yet to play a competitive fixture this season.

'(The EFL) remains in regular communication with Mr Dale but if a solution is not found by the deadline, the board will authorise the necessary share transfer on behalf of Bury FC which shall be legally binding on all parties and result, regretfully, in the club no longer being a member of the League,' added the League's statement.

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Bury have FOURTH league fixture suspended and are kicked out of EFL Cup with just three days remaining to save crisis club © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Club owner Steve Dale has just three days to provide financial documents to avoid expulsion

'Should this happen, Bury's record from the 2019-20 season would be expunged.'

That would mean League One continuing with 23 clubs for the remainder of the campaign with the number of relegation places reduced to three, with four still coming up from League Two to restore the full complement for next season.

The EFL statement continued: 'Bury would then be free to make an application to the Football Association to re-join league competition further down the English football pyramid from season 2020-21.'

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According to reports Dale has snubbed an offer to buy the club, which is understood to have come from a former chairman.

The offer would have secured Bury's future in the league, although Dale remains firm in his attempts to secure a better deal despite the deadline rapidly approaching.

The Shakers had already been rocked by a 12-point deduction at the start of the season after entering a company voluntary agreement.


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