THE Football Ventures consortium should be confirmed as the preferred bidder by Wanderers’ administrators early this week.

It had been hoped that the announcement would be made by the club on Friday evening but a hold-up on documentation being passed between the two sets of legal representatives is said to have delayed matters.

A heads of terms agreement could be signed as early as this morning, which will then pave the way for a full transfer of control, to be ratified by the EFL.

Sources close to the club insist the delay is nothing to be concerned about and say, once the announcement is made, the remaining process will be quick as Football Ventures have already passed the league’s owners and directors’ test.

The target for administrators, David Rubin and Partners, is to get the new owners in by the start of pre-season training, now less than a fortnight away.

A £1million injection has already been provided for running costs but the club will have to move quickly to secure the future of some of their younger players, including Harry Brockbank.

The young defender’s contract runs out at the end of the month and reports claim Burnley boss Sean Dyche has already sounded the 20-year-old out about a potential move to Turf Moor.

Several clubs have been linked to academy graduate, Brockbank, who only broke into the senior side in April after a short spell on loan at Salford City.