SO, Ken Anderson is in advanced negotiations to sell his stake in the club and that exclusive due diligence is now under way.

For anyone with any experience in mergers and acquisitions, this is just the first step in a long process that can come to a halt at any time for innumerable reasons.

Let’s hope that the news is sincere, and that it is not a ploy to divert the attention of predatory creditors anxious to recover whatever is left in the event of an ever-increasing likelihood administration.

Mr Anderson has a well-documented record of brinkmanship since taking control of our beloved club and hopefully this is not yet another example.

If Mr Anderson does have the club’s best interests at heart, he should come clean and let the fans know how much the incumbent owners are going to invest in it, and how much net gain he is going to walk away with.

Tony Hutchinson