Football - Further encouragement for Shakers

Bury have held further positive meetings over potential new investment as the cash-strapped club continue to battle for their future - also revealing the interested suitors are supporters of the Shakers.

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A statement on the club's official website on Wednesday made an appeal for £1million of external funds to prevent the club from closing.

The League One outfit then released a statement from the board of directors on Thursday afternoon revealing they had held "positive discussions" with potential investors to secure the long-term future of the club.

And a new statement on Friday afternoon read: "As we did on Thursday, we have had another series of `positive' meetings with potential investors into the football club on Friday.

"We can also confirm that the potential investors are also genuine Bury supporters and are as committed to the long-term future of the club as the board of directors are.

"Although discussions are still at an early stage, the board of directors are feeling positive that these discussions will bear some fruit towards the long-term future of this football club."

Bury currently lie bottom of League One and will have their relegation confirmed if they lose at home to neighbours Oldham on Saturday.

The were placed under a second transfer embargo this season in February after once again approaching the Professional Footballers' Association for a short-term loan.

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