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Bury owner Steve Dale insists they could be back in League Two next season

Bury owner Steve Dale insists the club could be back in League Two next season.

Dale also launched an attack on EFL's executive chair Debbie Jevans over her "ill truths."

The club have been expelled from the league, bringing an end to their 134-year history after failing to provide evidence of enough funds to see out the season.

Dale's statement highlighted the apparent positives and negatives of the club's drastic current situation.

Addressing heartbroken supporters on the club's official website with a lengthy letter, Dale wrote: "All realise Bury FC is still here.

"It's been removed from the league for this season only as per the Solicitors letter I received yesterday after asking them was anybody going to write to me formally to advise that they had removed us from the league.

"One would have thought that would have been done immediately if they were indeed a professional body?"

Dale also confirmed that he has received an offer for the club but is not allowed to disclose any further information.

He added: "I can confirm I have an offer from an individual, however, the NDA prevents me from disclosing and if the fans want me out I will sell to him."

Slamming Jevans, Dale claimed her words and statements have been made to take the "heat off the real culprits" and drag his name through the dirt.

He added: "We need to address the ill truths/spin put out by Debbie Jevans as we can prove 100% that her words to media and statements put out portrayed a totally different picture to reality.

"They work on spin/miss direction, try to discredit the owner to take the passionate fans and heat away from them the real culprits, with little care how these ill truths affect the owners and their families."

He added: "I keep hearing Mrs. Jevans saying how they are there to help.

"The only help I ever had from the EFL was Shaun Harvey who advised on the company voluntary arrangement (CVA) and got a payment sent to us.

"The last we ever had from them, as for help and support non-existent, threats plenty, help Nil."

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