Tuesday 27 August 2019 / 12:12 PM Sport / Tom Watson

Tom Watson comments on deadlines for Bury FC and Bolton Wanderers to complete a sale

Tom Watson, Shadow Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Secretary, commenting on deadlines for Bury FC and Bolton Wanderers to complete a sale to avoid expulsion from the English Football League, said:

“This is a desperately sad day for Bury FC and Bolton Wanderers and a deeply worrying time for the fans of both teams. I sincerely hope a resolution can be reached to save the clubs.

“This situation highlights how football governance needs to change. Labour will give supporters the opportunity to have a greater say in how their clubs are run, and it’s clear that the regulations around the governance of ownership of football clubs need a complete overhaul.”