New owners for Morecambe days before crunch Coventry clash

Morecambe have new owners ahead of arguably the biggest game in their history.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 1st May 2018, 12:18 pm
Updated Tuesday, 1st May 2018, 12:21 pm
Morecambe's Globe Arena
Morecambe's Globe Arena

The majority shareholding in the Shrimps has been sold to London-based Bond Group Investments Ltd.

On Saturday, Jim Bentley's face Coventry City at the Ricoh Arena and need a point to hang on to their Football League status.

A run of nine games without a win has dropped them to 22nd place in League Two, Barnet's 1-0 victory at the Globe Arena last Saturday seeing them close to within two points of the Shrimps.

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Shrimps manager Jim Bentley

Morecambe chairman Peter McGuigan said: "We are very pleased to confirm this transaction and look forward to a period of sustained stability and growth within the club.

"On behalf of the board I would like to thank everyone connected to the club for their patience and outstanding contribution during a difficult period for all concerned over the last few months."

Shrimps had been owned by G50 Holdings following the ill-fated ownership of Brazilian businessman Diego Lemos in 2016.