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The administrators respond to the letter

Derby County supporters’ groups have now received a detailed response from Quantuma administrators to the open letter they sent to key players in the club’s future.

On Friday, an open letter was written to the EFL as well as the club’s administrators, Quantuma, via joint administrator Carl Jackson. Team Derby was also copied in the communication.

The main concern raised is that, without a strict deadline, the club’s position could dangerously “drift”. EFL chief executive Trevor Birch, former CEO of Derby, was the first to respond to clarify the league’s position on the deadlines. Now Quantuma has followed suit in a letter sent to the RamsTrust, signed by co-trustees Carl Jackson and Andrew Hosking.

Below is the full letter.

Thank you for your email. We also note Trevor Birch’s response on behalf of the EFL.

First, it is very important to say that we fully understand the frustration and distress of fans, especially since the beginning of the year. We receive a tremendous amount of correspondence daily and are also aware of the extensive media coverage and social media activity. Obviously, some of the reports have been closer to the truth than others.

Before a sale is finalized there is an immediate requirement to secure the near term future of the club, allow players to be signed, issue season tickets for sale and enter into commercial agreements, and our best intentions to bring the uncertainty for staff and supporters to an end as soon as possible.

Once the short-term future of the club is secured, the minimum requirements for a bidder to be referred to the EFL for consideration are as follows:

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