Sky Sports’ own Jeff Stelling has appealed to potential investors to save his football club Hartlepool, who are on the brink of disappearing.
The side are now down in the fifth tier of the English footballing pyramid, the National League.
The club have found themselves in financial troubles and could be set for extinction.
Now, Jeff Stelling has attempted to fund what the club need to survive and has been looking into a consortium.
Stelling and a Teesside businessman are understood to have £1.2million but will still need another £600,000 if they are to stump up the cash.
Only then would he be able to save his club and now he has appealed for more funding.
“We can’t afford to find ourselves in the same position 12 months from now, so we need sufficient funding in place to guarantee the club’s long-term future.
“Our money is there and waiting if we can find the extra funds. But time is running out. Though it breaks my heart to say it, I don’t believe the club can survive much longer. The club needs investment – and it needs it now.
“We have been working hard on this for the past couple of months, but we now feel we need the extra funding within the next week or it may be too late.”
“I can’t bear the prospect of this club going to the wall. I just hope there are some wealthy individuals or businesses out there that may feel the same. The town would be forever grateful.”