Ilyas Khan has explained his silence over the last few weeks over the plans for Accrington Stanley to be run as a community club.
The chairman had said, after a meeting last month, that he would issue a structure – what he saw as the way forward – for Accrington Stanley Football Club to be run by the community and get ideas from the Stanley fans as to how they think it would work.
However there has been a delay and when asked why, he said: "I haven’t been able to finalise the constitution due to a lack of support from one or two key members of the club.
"As I have explained many times, I wish to be inclusive of all stake holders, and moreover, from a practical standpoint, it would need some co-operation to set up a meaningful and credible structure and not work in generalities.
"There is a deadline though and, while I wish to follow due process, I will not hesitate to protect my interests and the club’s interests by recourse to the clear laws that govern such situations."
The battle for control behind the scenes at the Crown Ground is still on-going and looks likely to come to a head soon.
Khan paid off the majority of the £306,000 tax bill when the club was almost wound up a year ago and, after another 200,000 shares were voted for at the last shareholders meeting in January, Khan said that the loans he has put into the club were convertible into these shares and this would make him the 66 per cent owner of the club.
However, former chairman Eric Whalley is still listed as 51 per cent owner at Companies House as Khan does not appear to have yet converted his loans into shares.
Managing Director Dave O'Neill tried to buy the shares off Whalley more than 18 months ago but the deal still hasn’t gone through.
"If there is any contention, it is between Eric Whalley and myself," said Khan. "Dave doesn’t have any shares or any stake in the club and he is not an officer of the club.
"Chief Executive Rob Heys is now involved in the day-to-day running of the club and has stepped up to the plate.
"I am currently looking into a number of issues at the club."