Alan Hardy has completed his purchase of Notts County Football Club.The local businessman, who reached an agreement to buy the club from outgoing owner Ray Trew last month, has now formalised the transfer of ownership.
Mr Hardy said: “I am absolutely delighted to have brought these discussions to a positive conclusion and I am immensely proud and humbled to be the owner and chairman of this great football club.
“Clearly we all face a challenging time ahead but I am determined we should all meet these challenges head on.
"We have a huge amount of work to undertake and it is crucial that everyone connected with the club pulls together in the same direction.
"I wish to pay thanks to all Notts supporters for their backing, encouragement and humour in recent weeks and months.
"Our home fixture with Mansfield on Saturday has already adopted huge significance and I hope we will be able to see a huge groundswell of Notts support at Meadow Lane.
"My message to everyone would be to come down and support your club. We need it now as much as at any point in our club's illustrious history."