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Ilkeston wound up over unpaid debt

Ilkeston have been wound-up in the High Court over a £14,438 debt.

The club have only existed for 7 years after being formed in 2010 after Ilkeston Town were liquidated. The new club had a troubled 2016-17 season as they fought financial diffi­cul­ties.

Ilkeston were temporarily suspended by the Northern Premier League before the season started after they didn't pay creditors with players have not being paid since December. However, BBC Radio Derby report chairman Nigel Harrop plans to appeal the decision.

Shortly before the hearing on Monday, Harrop had announced he had struck a takeover agreement with All Eight Sports Management.

His plea for more time to settle a debt owed to Hire Intelligence was rejected by District Judge Smedley.

This is the second time in seven years the Derbyshire town's football club has been wound-up.

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