BURY FC director Matt McCarthy has left the financially troubled club.

McCarthy joined the club back in December along with its current owner Steve Dale after having worked with the club for several years beforehand.

In a statement issued at a fans forum last week, Dale said McCarthy was due to leave the club "by mutual agreement".

McCarthy attended the meeting, which was attended by hundreds of supporters, and answered dozens of questions fielded from the crowd.

The club's supporters trust, Forever Bury, revealed yesterday that they had been working with McCarthy to negotiate a deal to sell the club.

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A statement published on the club's website this afternoon read: "Further to the Chairman’s disclosure in his statement at the recent forum.

"We can announce that Matt McCarthy has left Bury Football Club."

"We would like to thank him for his services to the Club and wish him well in his future business."

He follows in the footsteps of manager Ryan Lowe and fan favourite Nicky Adams who left the club yesterday, moving to Plymouth Argyle and Northampton Town respectively.

The Shakers, who were promoted to League One this season, are facing an increasingly uncertain future and are due to appear in the High Court again later this month to face another winding-up petition over unpaid debts.

Dale put the club up for sale in April, however, a takeover is yet to be finalised.

At a meeting of supporters yesterday, Forever Bury revealed that were trying to convince one of the club's creditors, Capital Bridge, to file for administration in a desperate attempt to save it from extinction.

The group's chairman Dave Giffard also revealed that a number of parties were still interested in buying Bury.

He added that they were hopeful a deal could be struck before the club appears in the High Court on June 19 in order to avoid administration.