Bury will not be re-admitted to Football League next season

Bury won’t be re-admitted to the EFL season following a meeting involving the 71 member teams on Thursday.
EFL clubs also have agreed that just one club will be relegated from League Two this year.
Bury were expelled from League One and the EFL after the fall of a takeover after the postponement of the first five fixtures after the Shakers were not able to give evidence of the ability to finance the year.
An EFL announcement said:”During today’s meeting, the EFL and its member clubs debated and considered numerous choices, together with clubs given the chance to air their views.
“The argument included consideration of the proposal filed from the Bury FC Rescue Board for your club to be admitted into League 2 under new ownership in year 2020-21.
“Following comprehensive talks, it became clear that the proposal didn’t have the essential support and that EFL clubs slated expanding the present principle of a reduction in relegation across all divisions as a means of returning to 72 clubs now and for its future”
The Rescue Board, chaired by Bury North MP James Frith, had sentenced to EFL members to support an”compassionate re-entry” to the team, but their plea fell on deaf ears.
“While we are saddened that Bury FC is no more part of their EFL, ” the board’s difficult choice to withdraw membership was only taken after each chance to locate a settlement was exhausted,” EFL executive chair Debbie Jevans said.
“Ever since then, in recognition of their efforts made on behalf of their team, the EFL has participated with fans’ groups, shared their own entries with our associates and debated at length the issues raised.
“Following the debate [on Thursday], clubs have established that the preferred way of travel is to decrease relegation from League Two as a means of returning to 72 clubs. The clubs felt that, in a difficult situation, this strategy maintains fairness for many members and upholds the principle of the soccer pyramid.”
The clubs have backed Premier League chief executive Rick Parry since the EFL chairman and the appointment of former Liverpool.
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