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Nottingham Forest organise collection for unpaid Notts County staff

Notts County's Meadow Lane stadium Credit: Darren Staples/EMPICS Sport/PA

Nottingham Forest have organised a collection ahead of their pre-season friendly this evening to help staff at nearby Notts County who haven't been paid.

Earlier this month the club was given an extension to a winding-up petition at the High Court.

Notts, who were relegated from the Football League last season, owe HMRC in excess of £250,000. If the debts aren't settled the club faces administration or liquidation.

The owner and chairman, Alan Hardy, has been trying to sell the club to a Danish consortium.

ITV News Central learnt yesterday that Notts County's long-awaited takeover won't now happen before next Wednesday.

Notts County owner and chairman, Alan Hardy Credit: Harry Starbuck/EMPICS Sport/PA

Nottingham Forest says all of the money raised by their supporters tonight will go to staff at Meadow Lane.