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Trust on course to become serious bidder.

Representatives of Greenock Morton Supporters' Trust led by Chairman Stuart Duncan held various meetings this week with the local fan base to have supporters formally sign up to join the Trust.

"Our strength is in the number of people who join the Trust" said Stuart. "The more people who commit to financially backing the Trust the more influence we can have on the outcome of the future of Greenock Morton. "We have arranged a meeting with representatives of Inverclyde Council to explore how we can work together to ensure the future of the club"

The Trust already has over 50 members who have committed to financially back the initiative with loans to their "loan fund" scheme ranging from �00 to paying � per month to the Trust bank account. The Trust have already made contact with Graham Martin, of Kroll Bulcher and Phillips, to express their interest in purchasing the club. They recently signed a confidentiality agreement and are now studying the report on the club which was issued to them by Kroll Bulcher Phillips. Stuart said, "Once we have had time to digest what is in the report and it's implications, consider our discussion with Inverclyde Council we will then request a meeting with Graham Martin to discuss it further".

An independent survey of Cappielow is also underway to ascertain the value of the stadium. Stuart also commented on the �supposed bid to Graham Martin from the "Save the Ton" group: "I have been categorically assured by the "Save the Ton" committee that they have not made any bid for the club and have no intentions of bidding for the club. They are totally behind the principle of the Supporters Trust and are encouraging supporters to join.

Further sign up meetings are planned in the near future with the Trust hoping to have facilities made available at Cappielow for that purpose in time for the next home game. Aileen Sellar of the Trusts financial team said: "If people want to join they should bring � for their membership and bank details if they want to join the loan fund. We will be able to answer any questions they may have as to what will happen to the money they give the Trust".

 

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