Responding to the news that Skelmersdale United’s future is under threat as they face having no ground, West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper said:

“I was extremely shocked and disappointed to learn that Skelmersdale United F.C’s future hangs in the balance over being unable to reach agreement on renewing its lease at Stormy Corner.

“Having been to matches at the club and from the messages I am receiving from constituents, it is evident how much this football club means to its supporters. Many people have volunteered their time over many years to keep the club running. There is no doubt if the club had to close the gates it would be a massive blow for so many people and the community of Skelmersdale of which it has been a part since 1882.

“I have spoken to the Club Chairman and have sought to make contact with the landlord of the ground in an attempt to find a positive resolution that will see Skelmersdale United F.C. still playing non-league football next season.

“I am also in contact with Evo-Stik League, the F.A. and am raising the issue with ministers at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport as I explore all avenues to help Skelmersdale United’s survival.”

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