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21 May 2020

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Speaking to local media outlets today, Richie Wellens gave a message to supporters including his views on the publishing of court documents concerning the club’s ownership:

“I’ve been aware of the case against Lee. It’s not my place to know or go into the details of it. We had a meeting before Notts County, the last home game of last season, and he told me that the ongoing case would not impact the club in any way.

“He told me that he would be funding the promotion push for next season. We started the season well and he funded that, and then it got to January and he funded another one.

“Once Coronavirus has gone, we will continue to push in League One. As far as I am concerned, it won’t affect the club’s future on the pitch and to be honest, I wouldn’t have signed a three-year deal if I thought otherwise.

“The Chairman was honest with me when I had other offers to leave. I saw Swindon has a good club and I wanted to reward the supporters and him by signing it.

“Once we get a quick resolution to this case, we can get back to football. Once the case is done, it’s business as usual.

“My message to supporters is to wait for the league to ratify and sign League Two off so that we can become champions, and for them to enjoy it. Enjoy being a supporter of a team that has won the league because it doesn’t happen very often.

“Enjoy your summer holidays, which I’d imagine will be in the UK this year, keep up to date with the news from the club, and look forward to your club being in League One.

“I don’t want to sit still now. I don’t want to go into League One and just consolidate. I want to have a real push at it because I believe that everything is in place for - and the supporters deserve this - a real push at League One.”


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