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Scunthorpe United confirm takeover

Scunthorpe United have confirmed that a takeover has been completed for the club by local businesswoman Michelle Harness.

A current Director of the club, and former Commercial Manager of over 15 years at the Iron, Harness has acquired the club from the outgoing David Hilton.

In a statement on the club's website she said: “I would like to thank everyone who assisted in the transaction, especially David Hilton."

“There are a lot of challenges and problems to overcome, but David has taken no fee for the club, and wiped all monies that he personally invested to enable this deal to happen. I wish him and his family all the best for the future, and I hope he finds some peace away from football.

“I’d also like to acknowledge the efforts of Simon Elliott, who has massively assisted in getting this deal over the line. There is now a lot of work to do behind the scenes to get our great football club back on track, and that work starts immediately with the fantastic team we have working for us, starting with the appointment of a new board.”

Scunthorpe recently announced that they would be playing their home fixtures away from Glanford Park and instead play at Gainsborough Trinity, due to a breakdown in communication with the company that ovwns the stadium.

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