Notts County sale ‘won’t affect Ilkeston Town future’

Ilkeston Town officials have reassured fans that the club will not be affected by the decision of owner and chairman Alan Hardy to put Notts County up for sale.

Tuesday, 29th January 2019, 6:33 pm
Updated Tuesday, 29th January 2019, 6:38 pm
Alan Hardy

Hardy, also owner and chairman of the Magpies, decided to put them up for sale this week with them struggling at the foot of League Two.

And despite the numerious links between the clubs as a result of his control over each, Hardy is understood to be keen to maintain his control at the New Manor Ground.

A statement released by the Robins said: “We can confirm that any future developments in this respect will not affect Alan Hardy’s status and ownership of Ilkeston Town FC.

“We maintain a healthy and ongoing relationship with Notts County FC which we hope will continue for many years to come.

“Since Alan Hardy’s formation of the club, we have gone from strength to strength.

“Promotion in our inaugural season has been followed by a strong challenge for the title again this season.

“The club’s objective and focus remains firmly on winning the Midland Football League Premier Division this term.”