Crisis club Bury have overcome one hurdle ahead of the new football season.

The Shakers were yesterday hit with a 14-day notice that they could be expelled from the EFL as the league seeks reassurances that they can pay the money outstanding to football creditors and source sufficient funding in the future.

While that remains up in the air, the club do now have permission to host games for the next 12 months following a meeting of Bury Council’s Safety Advisory Group today.

Failure to receive the safety certificate could have seen the EFL suspend the Shakers’ fixtures as per regulation 28.2 but the necessary paperwork is now in place for the coming season.

Paul Wilkinson’s side host MK Dons in eight days’ time in their first fixture of the upcoming League One campaign.

The club’s creditors passed a Company Voluntary Agreement last week, resulting in a 12-point deduction, with Wilkinson fielding a team mostly made up of triallists for the game against Blackburn on Wednesday night.

Owner Steve Dale now needs to satisfy the EFL that there is money in place to settle football creditor debts and fund the club going forwards to ensure their Football League future and allow a squad to be built.