THE EFL have given Bury until Monday to produce evidence that it can repay debts or they will suspend their game against MK Dons on the opening day of the season.

League bosses have run out of patience with Shakers owner Steve Dale, who they claim has failed to show necessary financial information to prove he can pay outstanding football creditors or operate the club as a going concern.

The threat of expulsion from the league still hangs over Bury’s head after Dale agreed a CVA with unsecured creditors last week.

Although a number of trialists have been training at Carrington over the last few weeks and loan deals have also been teed-up, the club currently have only a few contracted senior players.

Sources at Gigg Lane claim the matter is being dealt with – but the EFL’s stance will be of huge concern to the Bury fanbase, who have already seen their promotion-winning squad disassembled over the summer.

The statement read: “The EFL board met today in respect of the ongoing matters at Bury FC where it determined that if the league is not in receipt of the previously requested information by 12pm on Monday, July 29, then the club’s opening day fixture with MK Dons will be suspended.”

Bury Football Club has been contacted for a response.