HUDDERSFIELD Town fans took their fight to reclaim shares in the Galpharm Stadium to the politicians last night – but were told by council leader Mehboob Khan that the protests are not helping to solve the impasse.
A delegation from Huddersfield Town Supporters Association lobbied Kirklees Council as part of their fight to get back the shares owned by Ken Davy.
Giants owner Ken Davy and Town boss Dean Hoyle have been unable to reach agreement over the shares.
The fans are planning a protest at Saturday’s game with Brentford at the Galpharm. But last night, they were told by council leader Mehboob Khan that protests against Kirklees Stadium Development Ltd would help no-one.
Clr Khan insisted: “Town are represented on the KSDL Board. I would ask fans to give Dean, Ken, KSDL and the council some space to work through what happens next with the promise that we will do all we can to resolve the current unsatisfactory situation.”
Clr Khan said the principle behind the stadium should represent the partnership ethos of the scheme with a 40-40-20 split between Town, the council and the Giants.
Clr Khan said Ken Davy’s rescue in 2003 when Town went into administration was vital.
“This was the only deal on the table and without it Town would not have been saved.