HUDDERSFIELD Town fans who lost money on a bond scheme that offered four-year season tickets have been given a ray of hope.

Many of them can claim back their missing cash - if they paid by credit card.

Several fans have already managed to recoup hundreds of pounds they feared they had lost when the football club's financial plight meant the four-year bond scheme could not be honoured.

And now the Huddersfield Town Survival Trust is offering to help dozens of other fans who may be able to submit claims.

Some fans expressed anger when the new owners of Town were unable to honour the bonds, which had promised four-year season tickets for the club.

New owner Ken Davy did offer one free season but the bondholders were faced with losses running to hundreds of pounds.

Trust vice-chairman Stephen Booth said: "We know of several fans who have claimed back their money from the credit card companies and many more are in the process of applying.

"I paid for my bond on a credit card and I hope to recover £675.

"The credit card merchant used by the former Huddersfield Town company is jointly liable under the Consumer Credit Act 1974. They are legally obliged to repay the credit card companies of people who have lost out.

"We believe up to half the 517 bondholders may have paid on credit card and there is the chance for many of those to claim back their money.

"There is no burden on the new company running the football club."

The Trust has offered advice to any fans wanting to make a claim and can be contacted on PO Box 1908, Huddersfield.

Alternatively contact Stephen Booth by e-mail on

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