Company secretary Ashley Carson has welcomed the news that Chesterfield Borough Council and Derbyshire County Council have resolved to each provide £500,000 loans to Chesterfield FC Community Trust to support the Trust's acquisition and operation of Chesterfield FC. This is subject to final agreement with the Trust on terms and completion of due diligence.
Carson said: "This is a major development and fantastic news for everyone concerned. I am working with the Trust's chairman, Mike Goodwin, to conclude the sale of the club as soon as possible.
"Dave Allen and I made it clear that we wanted to hand over the running of the club to the Trust ever since they first made their intentions known and I am delighted that we have taken a significant step closer to realising that."