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Notts County takeover completed

Notts County

Munto Finance have completed their takeover of Notts County, reports BBC Radio Nottingham.

Peter Trembling has been named as the club's new chairman and chief executive with Peter Willett alongside him on the board of directors.

Former directors, including chairman John Armstrong-Holmes, have resigned.

Trembling told BBC Radio Nottingham: "Our plans are very straightforward. We want to bring success back to Notts County Football Club."

He added: "We have already voiced our plans for the next five years, and that's very clearly to get us into the Championship.

"It may be that this season is one of consolidation...but without doubt, the concentration, the onus, is on getting up this season."

Trembling promised though that the new owners will spend their money carefully.

He said: "It's going to be a careful and considered investment and we will be running the football club as a proper business."

Notts have finished in the bottom half of League Two every year since 2005, but Trembling says there is enormous potential.

"The appeal of Notts County," he said, "is that this is a club with great heritage and tradition.

"It's a club that's been a sleeping giant for far too long, it's a club with it's own stadium on a long-term lease from the council.

"It's a club with a very loyal fan base, in addition to a dormant fan base that we believe we can get back to Meadow Lane, and it's a club that sits in the great city of Nottingham."

Trembling also admitted that the tag of the 'world's oldest league club' is one he hopes to exploit.

He said: "There's an awful lot we can do with that to take Notts County to a much bigger audience."

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