Macclesfield Town would like to provide a further update in respect of the Appeal Hearing judgement which was made last week.
In a very brief initial statement issued on Wednesday, we stated that the Club was exploring “a number of avenues that are open to us".
In particular, Macclesfield Town are concerned that having invested considerable time and effort into our preparations for a further EFL League Two campaign in 2020/21, that unlike in previous seasons, the National League won't be starting at the same time as (or indeed before) the EFL.
There appears to be no guarantee as to when the National League will commence. As such, the Club is currently seeking assurances and a satisfactory outcome to ensure that we can be guaranteed competitive football - as is customary for any Club relegated from League Two.
It cannot be fair if we are operationally or financially impaired by any other outcome.
The Club is also consulting with our legal advisors and Chambers, to explore a hearing by a higher level of arbitration.
In the meantime, preparations for the new season are progressing well - with a significant number of high quality applications received for both the First Team Manager and CEO positions.
We will provide a further update on how all the aforementioned progress as soon as we are able.