Date: 5th October 2017 at 5:38pm
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York City FC chairman Jason McGill has responded to a recent statement issued by the Supporters’ Trust.

The 25% stakeholders this week questioned, through McGill’s Trust counterpart John Lacy, the ongoing financial management of the football club following the appointment of new first-team manager Martin Gray and sporting director Dave Penney.

“These comments from the Trust certainly do not help when players, backroom staff, and supporters are now genuinely embracing the future with renewed optimism,” McGill reacted on York’s official website. “The Trust’s financial contribution to the running of the club has been negligible for around a decade.

“As chairman and majority stakeholder, I have maintained the club’s full-time status and we have the infrastructure of a Football League club. This was a huge factor in persuading Martin Gray and Dave Penney to join the club this week.

“People sometimes forget that I am also a passionate York City supporter who has the best interests of the club at heart,” he stressed. “I aim to get this club back into the Football League as soon as possible.

“Although I am now spending more time on my other business, JM Packaging, most supporters understand that this is absolutely crucial as it helps to fund the running of the football club. Jackie McNamara, as chief executive, is running the club on a day-to-day basis on my behalf.

“Our aim is to maintain the highest standards and we have a strategy which is geared towards the move to the new stadium.

“Work at Monks Cross is due to begin soon and, once the club has relocated, it will, hopefully, become more self-sufficient. I re-iterate, I will not make any profit from the sale of Bootham Crescent.”

Link: Trust statement following managerial change