MP asks Worksop Town owner to give shares to supporters

Public meeting called by John Mann MP about the future of Worksop Town.
Public meeting called by John Mann MP about the future of Worksop Town.

Bassetlaw MP John Mannsays he has written to Worksop Town owner Jason Clark, to urge him to give control of the club to the supporters.

In his weekly Worksop Guardian column, Mr Mann says having a majority shareholder who doesn’t currently contribute to the club’s efforts is ‘not sustainable.’

He said: “I have written to the owner of Worksop Town suggesting that he hands over his shares to the supporters so the club can progress.

“Having an owner who has control but puts no money in and plays no active role is not a sustainable position.

“Failing that it would be helpful to know if the owner is prepared to sell his shares. I look forward to his response.”

Businessman Mr Clark, who took over the club in 2010, announced in May 2014 that he would no longer be financing operations at Sandy Lane.

He also stepped back from involvement in club affairs, simply giving his verdict on issues that required his authority – like the removal of previous chairman Ian Smith.

Tigers are now financed by the Supporters Society, and run by a decision making committee led by new chair Kevin Keep.

The Guardian has contacted Clark for a statement but he made no comment at the time of going to print.