DOZENS of disgruntled Bury FC fans flocked to the home of club chairman Steve Dale today to stage a protest over the crisis engulfing the side under his ownership.

Off-pitch turmoil has plagued The Shakers this season as the club, despite being promoted to League One, has fought of repeated winding-up petitions at the High Court, over unpaid debts.

The case has been adjourned until June 19 after it was revealed that there are three parties interested in buying the club.

Fans today echoed calls for Mr Dale to sell the club after this week Bury FC players sent out a message on social media demanding he walk away quickly.

In a sign of their frustration a group of around 50 Bury FC fans travelled to Mr Dale's Cheshire home, Marsden Manor in Prestbury, where they showed their support for players and called for him to sell up.

They were greeted by police who sought to keep the protest to an orderly fashion.

In an ongoing saga, players and staff also claim they have not been paid for more than 12 weeks.

In recent days 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.

Mr Dale has been approached for comment.