BURY FC fans have made an urgent appeal for cash, food and vouchers to support staff and players who have "not been paid in full."

Several members of the club forums and fan pages are rallying round to coordinate the joint effort and a fundraising page has been established.

The Bury Times understands that staff are still awaiting payment from the club for some of last month's wages,

On Wednesday, a winding-up petition against Bury FC was adjourned after it was revealed that there were three prospective parties interested in buying the club.

Owner Steve Dale has been given until June 19 to sell the club and pay off creditors, including the tax man.

It comes just three weeks after The Shakers were promoted to League One after drawing at sixth-placed Tranmere Rovers.

A second Go Fund Me page has been set up by supporter Steve Ebbrell to raise money for staff.

His previous campaign, in response to staff going unpaid in April, helped raise £6,475 in two weeks.

Mr Ebbrell, of Bury Football Club Social Club, posted on the page: "Following on from our successful fundraiser for April, we are now looking to help the staff at Bury Football Club as we press into May — wages have still not been paid in full to the players or staff, and whilst the reported takeover talks continue, we need to get money into their pockets in order to keep the club going!

"The previous campaign raised £6,475 in two weeks, and I would be delighted to be able to match or beat that, but for now I've set a goal of £5,000. I realise that people will have put a lot of money into the previous fundraiser, and I am eternally grateful as are all the team at Bury.

"Please, if you cannot give anything, share the page to as many people as possible and let's keep the community spirit going into the 2019/20 season, with the Shakers in League One."

In April, Mr Ebbrell posted on Facebook that he was "sad and extremely angry that the club staff had not been paid in almost two months."

Supporter Ian McKernan also posted on Facebook on Friday: "For every Bury FC fan who is on Facebook, the staff at BFC have still not been paid full wages and are now in desperate straights.

"Please contribute to their cause by purchasing Asda store cards and getting them to the staff next week.

"Remember, they have carried on under extreme hardships and ONLY because of their selfless acts we gained promotion.

"Come on, we are Bury FC, we look after our own."

James Frith, MP for Bury North, has proposed setting up a fan forum to discuss the club's future and hear directly from supporters.

Motorcycle training school, Focus Rider Training, which is based at the football club, has also posted on Facebook about the situation.

They posted: "With what's going on with the club, no wages being paid to staff and players, we are asking if any of you can donate food to their food bank as can you imagine not having any money to pay bills let alone put food on the table. If any of you want to donate money or food to keep the staff and players going until they get a new buyer for the club we would be ever so grateful."

Last week, the club's barrister told the High Court hearing in London that The Shakers recent promotion to League One meant that the club is expected to make more money next year, making it “more attractive” to a purchaser.

The Bury Times has contacted Bury FC for a comment.

Donate to the fundraising page at https://www.gofundme.com/continuing-to-help-the-staff-of-bury-football-club.