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Supporters trust hails takeover.

THE Walsall Supporters' Trust has welcomed Leigh Pomlett's takeover of the club and says it will be asking how he plans to unite the club with the freehold of the Banks's Stadium.

While Pomlett is now the majority shareholder of Walsall Football Club, the freehold titles of the stadium are held by Suffolk Life - a pension firm of which Jeff Bonser is a beneficiary.

It means the Saddlers will continue to pay rent to play at the ground for the time being.

Pomlett, though, says he plans to unite the club with the freehold.

And the trust will be asking how he intends to do that.

Chairman Neil Ravenscroft said: "I am, on behalf of the Supporter's Trust, welcoming the change in ownership that has been announced.

"The club has failed to make any progress in recent years and the change in ownership is to be applauded.

"We are also interested in the agreement that has been made by the new chairman and owner, Leigh Pomlett, and Jeff Bonser, which they say will eventually see the freehold of the stadium returned to the ownership of the club "The Trust will certainly be asking for details of how that will work and what the prospective time scales are."

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Publication:Express and Star (Wolverhampton, England)
Date:Jul 30, 2019
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