JAMES Frith believes there are three parties interested in buying Bury and wants more to make themselves known in the coming days.

The Bury North MP’s rescue board – which includes fellow MP Ivan Lewis, Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham, Bury Council and Forever Bury – will come together on September 20 where they will finalise a proposal to put to the EFL ahead of their meeting six days later.

What form that meeting will take is a matter for discussion, Frith keen for there to be a vote involving the other 71 clubs as the campaign continues for the club to be reinstated into League Two next season.

The MP met with EFL executive chair Debbie Jevans on Tuesday as part of the Football League parliamentary group with all eyes now on what plan can be put together in the next eight days.

“I’m appealing for high network individuals with proof of funds and solicitors instructed to make contact,” Frith told the Bury Times.

“We don’t want to put all our eggs in one basket.

“I think there are three actively interested people.

“I am currently talking to one party interested in a possible consortium-style bid, potentially involving (previous bidders) C&N Sporting Risk and including local businesses as well.

“Others have been in contact with Forever Bury and the club as well.

“I don’t celebrate conversations and want safety in numbers and I’ve told that to the party I’m talking to.

“I’d say to anyone considering it that Bury is an attractive proposition.

“There’s full backing from the community and any credible bid would go down in folklore.

“I’m hoping to see people come forward in greater numbers.”

Frith was pleased with his meeting with Jevans and knows feelings about the future of the Shakers are mixed despite the sympathy being shown to a club that became the first to be expelled from the league since 1992.

“We had a constructive conversation,” Frith said.

“She is not without very real sympathy for where we are at and appreciates the unprecedented nature of the situation Bury Football Club is in.

“The meeting at the end September is requiring precedent which is a good sign. It’s just what that looks like.

“We’re pushing for a vote that includes all 71 clubs.

“She indicated there was mixed sentiment among the football family about Bury and I think that centres around some thinking there was an unfunded promotion.

“But we’re showing contrition and seeking permission for readmission.”