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Bury's chances of staying afloat hang by thread

 

By Carl Markham

Bury have made "limited progress" in their attempts to avoid liquidation and expulsion from the English Football League, competition chiefs have said.

Owner Steve Dale had been given until 23.59 last night to either provide proof he can fund the League One club this season or hand it over to someone who can.

"As of 5pm there has been limited progress made either by the current ownership providing the required evidence in regard to outstanding financial information, or through a change of control being achieved with new owners," read an EFL statement.

"The EFL will continue to provide all support available and will keep working to find a resolution to the ongoing issues ahead of the Notice of Withdrawal deadline, which remains at 11.59pm. If a successful solution is not found ahead of (last night's) deadline, the club's share in the EFL will be withdrawn and its membership in the League will come to an end."

An update will be provided later today.

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