Sale of Notts County to be completed on Wednesday

Alan Hardy, right

Under-fire Notts County owner Alan Hardy has said that the team spirit at the club is excellent and has once again told that a deal to sell the Magpies will happen this week.

Hardy has now told multiple media outlets that he has cleared his desk at Meadow Lane and the deal to sell the club will be finalised on Wednesday.

The news comes days after it was revealed by Nottinghamshire Live that Nottingham South MP Lilian Greenwood is set to meet the FA this week to discuss the future of Notts County. Greenwood will meet FA football governance boss David Newton and public affairs executive Augusta Riddy in Westminster, says the report.

It is unclear whether this meeting will go-ahead if the Magpies deal goes through on Wednesday.

Greenwood last week raised the threat of “extinction” for the club at last week’s Prime Minister’s Questions.

However, Hardy has again insisted that a deal to sell the club is close, and that Notts’ impressive run of pre-season results has caught the eye of the prospective buyers, thought to be a Danish consortium.

He said: “The team spirit is a complete contrast to last season. Dan Jones, who signed for Cambridge Utd this week, spoke about a toxic dressing and divided groups [last season]. We obviously need to further strengthen the team yet but they will be a united squad with a common goal.”

Notts beat League Two side Walsall 2-1 at Meadow Lane in their latest pre-season match.

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