BURY Football Club will go out of business in days unless they get £1 million of investment.

That is the stark message from chairman Brian Fenton as he pleads for funds from local businesses.

The directors have put an SOS plan together to save the club and are appealing for help.

“At this moment in time the situation is now critical - we are quickly running out of money by trying short-term fixes that are not working long term,” said Fenton, in a statement.

He added: “The club desperately needs £1 million of external investment to secure the long-term future of the club.

“Without this investment the club will cease to trade and there will be no more professional football played at Gigg Lane.

“We are looking for a number of people, local businessmen or women to join a consortium and invest £100,000 each, with a guaranteed payback.”