The club has made good progress with the work required to become a Supporters Trust; a number of people have put a lot of time and effort into it. There still remains work to be done, both legally and in several other areas.

A key condition of becoming a Supporters Trust is that supporters assume ownership of a club that is financially self-sustaining, as well as being clear of major issues and with all parties on board with what is proposed. Unfortunately at the present time it is not clear that this is the case, in particular there is a focus on ensuring that the club operates within its means. Until the club is completely satisfied that this key area is resolved it would not be the right thing for supporters to assume ownership.

After considering the clubs short term priorities and the significant amount of Supporters Trust work that still needs to be done (and the personal time required to complete it) the club has decided that it is prudent not to hurry the process, and has taken the decision to postpone the launch of the Supporters Trust.

This decision has not been taken lightly, but given the importance of the proposed change it is critical to get it right and also do the right thing.

Further updates and developments will be posted in due course.