New Pools Chairman Peter Harris says he wants the fans to be the “twelfth man” as the Club battles for its survival in the Football League this season.
Harris met the press at Victoria Park this morning after TMH’s takeover was announced on Tuesday afternoon and he re-iterated his desire to put the fans at the heart of their plans moving forward.
The Club have already confirmed that the new owners are seeking a fan representative to join them at monthly board meetings and there are other plans being put in place to engage with supporters.
“The reaction from the supporters so far has been very positive and we hope that continues,” Harris told Pools Player.
“The fans want their Club back and it’s very important to us that we have them all onside. This Club wouldn’t run if the supporters didn’t turn up so want them to be right back with us now.
“They may have been disillusioned with things that have gone on in the past but I really want all the fans to come back and be our twelfth man now and give the team their full support.”
Harris also had words of thanks for previous owners IOR, who wrote off a debt of £14million during negotiations with TMH and ensured a deal was pushed through efficiently.
“It’s all been a bit of a whirlwind in the last few days,” he told us.
“I have to say a big thank to Ken (Hodcroft) because he’s made this process very easy.
“He’s put a lot of effort in to the Club over the last seventeen years and I appreciate the way in which he has allowed us to take over, and very quickly as well.”
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