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Morecambe FC player and staff wages ‘may be delayed’ says owner

The owner of Morecambe FC has said that player and staff wages ‘may be delayed’ this month.

Following online speculation this morning, the club has issued a statement to Beyond Radio, clarifying the situation, stating that although there may be a delay in payments today, they hoped to resolve matters in the coming days.

A statement, attributed to Jason Whittingham of club owners Bond Group Investments Ltd, said:

"Due to the timing over the potential acquisition of the club, Bond Group Investments has experienced a delay with incoming funds.

"Whilst we are still hopeful that those funds will come through later today, and payroll will happen as usual on 28th, payments may be delayed but we do still fully expect them to be made this week.”

Rod Taylor, co-chairman of Morecambe FC, when asked about the situation by fans on social media, said: "As much as I would like to communicate with our valued supporters personally, any communication on this issue will be released by the club.’’

The Shrimps, who play in League One, have been officially up for sale since autumn 2022.

Potential new owner, businessman Sarbjot Johal, was still in negotiations hoping to complete a proposed takeover with his company Sarb Capital.

The English Football League (EFL) have to approve any prospective new owner of the club.

Beyond Radio has approached the EFL for an update.

Bond Group Investments has owned Morecambe FC since 2018.

Prior to that, Shrimps staff experienced delays in payment of wages several times during the 2016/17 season during an ownership crisis which enveloped the club.

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