Bury have seen another game suspended by the EFL amid their on-going financial crisis.

The Shakers will not face Gillingham on Saturday with the league still not satisfied by the financial information provided by under-fire owner Steve Dale.

The Gigg Lane club are yet to start the season with League One games against MK Dons and Accrington Stanley and a League Cup tie with Sheffield Wednesday also not going ahead.

The EFL are likely to rule on the August 20 meeting with Rotherham on Thursday with Bury standing to lose their league membership on August 23 after failing to meet the requirements of the league’s insolvency policy.

Dale agreed a Company Voluntary Agreement to reduce debts which he claimed would ensure the club’s future but yesterday employees used the club’s own website to ask him to sell with a new buyer having seemingly shown an interest.

Not enough progress has been made in the eyes of the league however.

“The EFL Board has suspended Bury FC’s fixture with Gillingham on Saturday 17 August 2019 as it has not received the outstanding evidence required by today’s 9am deadline,” their statement read.

“Clarity is still required on plans to meet the Club’s commitments to football creditors, payment to unsecured creditors as part of the Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA), alongside source and sufficiency of funding for season 2019/20.

“As a result of the necessary evidence not being made available, the fixture has been suspended in accordance with EFL Regulation 28.2 and is the Club’s fourth game of the season not to take place as originally scheduled. 

“A decision on whether to suspend Bury’s upcoming fixture with Rotherham United, scheduled to take place on Tuesday 20 August, will be taken on Thursday 15 August.

“The EFL has made it clear that it cannot continue suspending fixtures indefinitely and the deadline of 23 August for withdrawal of membership remains in place. However, the EFL remains committed to working with the Club to try to find a successful conclusion.”