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St Mirren appoint community buy-out duo to board

Two men representing a group who are investigating the feasibility of a community-led buy-out at St Mirren have joined the club's board, reports BBC Sport. Richard Atkinson and Chris Stewart hope to gather support for their bid to take up the offer of a 52% shareholding.

Chairman Stewart Gilmour is one of those prepared to sell on his stake in the Paisley club.

Atkinson will be commercial and development director, while Stewart is a new director and company secretary.

Speaking to the , Gilmour said: "There is no agreement in place to sell our consortium's shares to any party.

"Naturally, we would investigate thoroughly any potential offers for our majority shareholding.

"To this end, the two new appointments to the board gives Mr Atkinson's group the opportunity to develop their proposals and at the same time use their business knowledge to develop new income streams for St Mirren."

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