Ilkeston Town fans are reassured over club's future despite chairman's troubles

Ilkeston's New Manor Ground.
Ilkeston's New Manor Ground.

Ilkeston Town will be unaffected by the recent events surrounding chairman and owner Alan Hardy's other business interests.

Having already put Notts County up for sale, it was announced this week that Hardy's business Paragon Interiors had gone into administration, putting as many as 90 jobs at risk.

Notts County were then issued with a winding up order by HMRC, which the club assured fans would be dealt with quickly.

And with Ilkeston Town fans also worried about what effect those factors might have on their club, chief operating officer Anthony Redwood issued a statement aiming to put their minds at rest.

He said: "In light of this week’s media reports surrounding Paragon Interiors Group Plc, the chairman has offered reassurance that such activity will not affect Ilkeston Town FC.

"Whilst issues elsewhere are currently being addressed, the club can be proud of the excellent progress made thus far, and we’ll ensure all our efforts are invested in maintaining that success.

"We have worked hard to develop a thriving football environment for the community over the past 18 months. It is very much business as usual as we travel to Lye Town tomorrow and look to take another step closer to the Total Motion MFL Premier Division title.

"Thank you for your continued support and we hope to be able to deliver silverware in the coming weeks."