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

Bury will not be re-admitted to the EFL season following a meeting between the 71 member teams on Thursday.
EFL clubs have agreed that one club is going to be relegated from League Two this year.
Bury were expelled in League One and the EFL month after the collapse of a takeover following the postponement of their initial five fixtures after the Shakers were unable to give evidence of their ability.
An EFL statement said:”During today’s meeting, the EFL and its member clubs considered and debated a number of alternatives, with all clubs given the chance to air their viewpoints.
“The argument included consideration of this proposal filed by the Bury FC Rescue Board for the team to be admitted to League 2 under new ownership in year 2020-21.
“Following in-depth talks, it became evident that the proposition didn’t have the necessary support and that EFL clubs favoured extending the current principle of a reduction in relegation across all divisions as a means of returning to 72 clubs today and for its future”
The Rescue Board, chaired by Bury North MP James Frith, had appealed to EFL associates to support some”compassionate re-entry” to the club, but their plea fell on deaf ears.
“While we are saddened that Bury FC is no longer a part of the EFL, the board difficult decision to withdraw membership was taken after each chance to find a settlement was exhausted,” EFL executive seat Debbie Jevans said.
“Since then, in spite of the efforts made on behalf of the team, the EFL has engaged with fans’ groups, shared their submissions with our members and debated at length the issues raised.
“After the discussion [on Thursday], clubs have shown that the favored direction of travel is to reduce relegation from League twice as a means of returning to 72 golf clubs. The clubs believed that, in a challenging situation, this approach maintains fairness for many members upholds the principle of the football pyramid.”
The clubs have endorsed Premier League chief executive Rick Parry since the newest EFL chairman and also the appointment of former Liverpool.
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