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Everton chairman Kenwright made attempt to rescue Bury

Everton chairman Bill Kenwright made an attempt to rescue Bury, it has been revealed.

Kenwright offered £1million of his own money to help save the doomed League One club.

The out-of-the-blue offer from the 74-year-old was made over a phone call between Kenwright and English Football League boss Debbie Jevans.

The Athletic reports phone call was made after Everton's chairman had attended his club's 2-0 defeat to Aston Villa on Friday 23rd August - the same day that Bury owner Steve Dale had until midnight on to prove he could fund the club or find another party who could.

Kenwright said he had been listening to radio coverage of Bury's plight during his drive to Villa Park and was inspired to help out in any way he could.

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