SUPPORTERS of Bury FC are pleading for extra time in a bid to rescue the club from extinction.

The town's football club is due to appear in the High Court tomorrow morning to face another winding-up petition over unpaid debts.

Ahead of the hearing, the club's fans trust, Forever Bury, had tried to convince the club’s main creditor, Capital Bridge, to file for administration.

However, Forever Bury chairman Dave Giffard says that prospect now appears dead in the water after the company got "cold feet".

With a takeover having failed to materialise, fans trust Forever Bury, Bury North MP James Frith and Bury Council leader Rishi Shori have now written to the judge asking for another adjournment in a desperate bid to avoid the club being wound-up.

Mr Giffard said: "We are putting statements together from creditors, ourselves, the council and James Frith asking for an adjournment.

"Hopefully we can squeeze another few weeks out of it."

If the move to wind up the company up proves successful, its affairs will effectively be handed over to an Official Receiver.

His job would then be to do his best to ensure that debts are paid off by selling any assets available and then bringing business to a close.

However, Mr Giffard said the trust were working towards a "positive outcome".

He said: "We are doing the best we can to ensure that liquidation does not happen and we are trying to get the judge to extend a little longer to give us more time.

"If there is the option of administration then we will take it but there is little chance of that without one of the main creditors backing it."

Bury North MP James Frith confirmed on Twitter that he had written to the judge in support of a further adjournment.

He wrote: "I am writing to ask you for an adjournment on the matter of Bury FC before you today.

"Specifically, I am aware of at least two live considerations to buy the club with both interested parties having signed NDAs as part of this commitment to progress.

"I have liaised in my capacity as MP with one who approached me and with those in contact with the other.

"This hope of a buyer for the club, one of the oldest in English football, has emerged following the course of action made possible by the court's previous judgement to adjourn.

"In short: I believe there is a reasonable prospect of change in ownership should you grant further time on this matter. "I have been deeply involved in this running issue since problems first emerged, both on behalf of those who have sought my help with related caseworks as well as a dedicated representative of my whole community who collectively want Bury FC to survive this existential crisis."

Tomorrow will be the third time in as many months that the Shakers have faced a winding-up petition in the High Court.

Last month's hearing was adjourned after it was revealed that three prospective parties were interested in buying the club.

Supporters face an anxious wait to see whether the court will see fit to issue another adjournment tomorrow.