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Last Updated: Wednesday, 16 November 2005, 09:50 GMT
Barry Town FC put on the market
Jenner Park
Barry are currently unable to play at their Jenner Park home
Seven-times Welsh Premier champions Barry Town are up for sale.

Chairman Stuart Lovering bought the club from administration two years ago when it had debts of 1m. He says there are a number of interested parties.

"The media were inadvertently alerted and it is now in Barry's interests that any sale should take place quickly to minimise instability," said Lovering.

"Barry Town FC is therefore openly put on the market with a view to a quick sale to a responsible new owner."

Lovering says the club is now running at a profit, has no debt, and offers huge future potential.

Now languishing near the foot of Welsh League Division One after relegation from the top flight in 2004, the Dragons have been forced to play home games at Treforest after being locked-out of their Jenner Park home by the Vale of Glamorgan Council.

A group of supporters formed a breakaway club, Barry FC, which started this season in a local league and have been allowed to play at Jenner Park.

After their first season in the League of Wales in 1994/5, Barry opted to become the first fully professional club and won the league championship in each of the four succeeding seasons, losing only six league matches during that time.

The Dragons created history in 1996/7 as the first League of Wales club to progress beyond the opening round of a European competition.

Following a memorable Uefa Cup victory over FC Dinaburg, they ousted Hungarian side Budapest Vasutas.

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