Robins placed into liquidation

Ilkeston FC have been placed into liquidation for the second time in seven years.

Accountancy firm Smith Cooper has been appointed to deal with the business and assets of the club with effect from today (26 June).

The move follows a winding up order made on 2nd June 2017, due to unpaid debts in excess of £14,000 which were owed to office equipment leasing firm Hire Intelligence International Limited.

A recent statement from the club announced that new owners were set to take over, instilling confidence in supporters and creditors alike, however this proved futile with a further statement announcing the Liquidation of the organisation following its relegation from the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Premier Division last season. The club went up for sale for a short period, but to no avail.

Alan Hardy, Notts County chairman and owner, had expressed an interest in buying the club, but no offer has become public as yet.

Dean Nelson, head of business recovery and insolvency at Smith Cooper, said: “We are working together with the Football Association and the major stakeholders to achieve a solution that will ensure the ongoing survival of the club. The Football Club, in whichever guise it has taken, has a long and proud sporting tradition – one we all wish to see continue.”

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