I'm going to hedge my bets and go for...

Alan Hardy

11.25 am Friday

Due to increasing and understandable levels of frustration within the fanbase I would like to provide assurances that talks with prospective buyers are continuing in a constructive manner.

An issue out of the club’s control is currently delaying matters but I am extremely confident it will be resolved so we can reach a positive outcome.

Everyone involved is acutely aware that time is of the essence and we are working around the clock to get a deal done at the earliest opportunity.

I'm sorry that I can't reveal more but, as is normal practice, non-disclosure agreements have been signed, limiting what I can tell you at this stage.

Thank you for your continued support and patience.