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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

News Round-Up

Accrington chairman Peter Marsden says their board had to put £300,000 into the club this season to keep them running. He is in talks with potential investors in a bid to inject more funds into the club. Ebbsfleet's MyFC owners are yet to issue an official statement on yesterday's vote that should hand the club to the Supporters Trust. The Trust have asked fans to keep donating so it can keep the club running while the transfer is made.

Hyde have frozen season ticket prices at Ewen Fields for next season. Adult admission will again be £199 at the early bird rate, with kids tickets £49. Llanelli have been wound up at the High Court after failing to pay a £21,000 PAYE bill. The club tried to claim the sum wasn't due as they had reverted to amateur status last August, but the court found that £3,000 of the sum was due prior to the move and wound the club up. The club is reported to be appealing the decision.

Coventry are to take the local council to court to see whether the council's part-purchase of the Ricoh Area was a lawful use of public money. The move is seen by club owners SISU to bankrupt the stadium company and buy the ground on the cheap. Newport have been allowed to increase capacity at Rodney Parade to 7,000 for their play-off match with Grimsby. The addition of new turnstiles has allowed the partial opening of the Hazell Stand seating for an extra 1,320 capacity.

Lincoln have handed manager Gary Simpson a three year contract after he guided them to last-day safety. The former Macclesfield boss will continue to be assisted by Grant Brown. Nuneaton boss Kevin Wilkin wants Hereford-born keeper Lee Burge to stay at the club next season. The Coventry stopper, 20, made 17 appearances on loan this season.

Lincoln are to close one of their stands next season to cut costs. The Stacy West stand will remain closed unless a large away following is expected, with away supporters moved into a corner of the stadium currently being used as a family stand. Stockport have announced the addition of two new faces to their board. Local radio commentator Jon Keighren becomes communications director, while potato magnate Richard Park has also joined the board.

Wimbledon chief Erik Samuelson says relegation will not be a disaster for the club, with it having risen so far from nothing. The Wombles need to beat Fleetwood on the final day to stay up and not rely on results elsewhere.