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Friday, April 26, 2013

Stockport To Go Part-Time


Stockport are to go part-time following their relegation to Conf North.

A club statement says the move from four days training to three will only see two hours lost on the training ground, with boss Ian Bogie confident he can build a strong side against other part-time teams: 

“My budget is competitive, we won't face any full-time teams in this league and I believe we can bounce straight back with the right players on board.  We have an opportunity to rebuild the squad from scratch and, with the backing of the supporters, I believe we can take this football club back where it belongs.”

Vice Chairman Spencer Fearn calls the move 'temporary' and that they will review a return to full-time status 'when we win promotion'. The Hatters have suffered three relegations in four season, with Bogie their seventh permanent manager in that time.

Meanwhile, Aldershot's Supporters Trust called a meeting between senior figures of the Trust and members of the club's board to discuss the club's current financial state. 

The meeting was called after the Trust was 'made aware of matters that have provided extreme concern'. Majority shareholder Kris Machala attended the meeting to explain his decision to reject a new share issue in favour of an as yet unnamed investor, while the local press are reporting that 'the next 48 hours are crucial - 2 deals to secure Aldershot's future, but not Machala's investor'.