Nottingham South MP Lilian Greenwood has issued a damming verdict on the current state of affairs at Notts County after meeting with the club’s owner Alan Hardy.
As things stand, the newly relegated National League club are fighting against a winding up petition over an unpaid tax bill believed to be worth around £800,000, which has been adjourned until 10th July.
The club have been up for sale since the turn of the year, however as of yet a takeover has failed to materialise.
Greenwood, who has been an MP since 2010, said, she was “deeply concerned” for everyone who relied on the club “for a living”.
Adding, “It must be a very uncertain future for all of them”.
On her personal Twitter account she said on Friday afternoon, “I met NCFC Chairman, Alan Hardy, earlier today. I’m disappointed that he refused to meet representatives of supporters’ groups directly.
“I told him that fans are angry, worried about the future of the Club they love & feel communication has been inadequate”.
Before going on to Tweet, “He told me that: – There is still no definite buyer – He has no money left to pay staff. – He has a duty to sell the Club to the highest bidder – as long as the buyer will satisfy the FA’s fit and proper person test – which in his view is primarily about financial sustainability”
The meeting comes after it was revealed that players and staff have so far not been paid their wages for June, as the club prepares to compete in Non-League for the very first time in their 157 year history.
Supporters of the criss hit club are believed to be planning a protest against the ownership next weekend at Meadow Lane.