WORCESTER Warriors’ co-owners are “in no rush to sell” Morecambe FC but “would consider the right offer from the right buyer”.

Jason Whittingham and Colin Goldring took over the League Two outfit in May last year before joining Warriors’ executive board along with Jed McCrory in October.

A report from the Daily Mirror said Whittingham and Goldring were ready to sell the club to focus on running Warriors. 

It also claimed Morecambe's board of directors were weighing up three offers.

However, Morecambe released a statement yesterday to dismiss the rumours with Goldring insisting he and Whittingham wanted to “manage the club responsibly for around two years”.

Whittingham said they had “cleared off a number of significant debts” and “provided much-needed stability” at the Shrimps.

After narrowly avoiding relegation last season Morecambe finished the 2018-19 campaign in 18th position – 13 points clear of the drop zone.

“We have always tried to be very open, honest and transparent about our intentions with the loyal supporters of the club.,” Whittingham said.

“We can understand why there has been a wave of interest in the club in view of the excellent performances toward the end of last season and Colin and I would consider the right offer from the right buyer if that’s in the best interests of the club.

“But that has not yet been received and we will continue to act us responsible custodians of the club until it does.

“When we bought into the club we cleared off a number of significant debts and have provided much needed stability which we are now seeing translated on the pitch, with hard work from (manager) Jim Bentley, the players and support staff.

“We are also receiving great support from the fans, the business community and dedicated staff at the stadium, everyone is working really hard to continue to grow attendances which will allow the club to grow even stronger and to carry itself financially.''

Goldring said Morecambe FC was developing better than they had hoped and wanted to “leave a legacy of future sustainability that will last for generations”.

“Jason and I are very proud of what the team, staff and board have achieved over the past year and how well the fans and business community are now supporting the club,” Goldring said.

“The club is developing better than we had ever hoped.

“We are in no rush to sell, but we had always planned to rescue what we saw was a great community club with incredible facilities, to manage the club responsibly for around two years and to leave a legacy of future sustainability that will last generations.”