Date: 21st December 2016 at 3:33pm
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Morecambe Football Club posted the following statement from Board Member Nigel Adams yesterday:

“I have chosen to resign my position as a Director from Morecambe Football Club Limited.

It is with great regret that I have taken that decision. Unfortunately, following the change of control in September 2016 I do not feel I have been given sufficient financial information from the majority shareholder to allow me to perform my duties as a Director and therefore it is appropriate for me to resign.

In the absence of communication from the new owner and access to financial management information my position as a Director has become untenable.

Until the change of control I had enjoyed my time as a Director immensely and I have given large amounts of my time and financial support to the football club.

I have a number sponsorship deals currently in place with the football club and these will remain in place but will not be renewed.

The team, staff and most of all the fans of Morecambe Football Club will always have a special place in my heart and I wish the club every success in the future.”

There is growing speculation that – with doubts already being expressed that the staff will be paid on time again this month – Morecambe Football Club is facing Administration. Given the club`s already precarious financial position and its league position as well – it is only two points above a relegation place in League Two – this could well prove not only disastrous but actually terminal for a club which has been under new ownership for only three months. Local and regional news outlets have been unable to even trace the whereabouts of Diego Lemos – the Brazilian `businessman` who is currently the majority shareholder of the club – let alone been able to discover from him what plans he has for Morecambe`s future. In the meantime, fans and staff alike must keep their fingers crossed that the Shrimps survive into 2017: the inevitable points deduction which will accompany Administration would effectively seal their fate as far as the EFL at least is concerned.