Winding-up petition against Macclesfield Town adjourned until mid-January

A judge has adjourned a bid to wind up Macclesfield Town.

Judge Sally Barber considered Macclesfield's case at a hearing in the specialist Insolvency and Companies Court in London on Wednesday.

She said the case would be reconsidered on January 15.

Tax officials have asked for the club to be wound up because debts have not been paid.

Former manager Sol Campbell has supported that application.

Judges have been told that Macclesfield bosses owed a "very large" amount of tax and owed Campbell more than £180,000.

A lawyer representing HM Revenue and Customs told Judge Barber that Macclesfield bosses said payment had been made.

The judge said she would allow time for the payment to clear.

Campbell became manager of Macclesfield, who are in League Two, in November 2018 but left by mutual consent in August.

He subsequently took over at Southend United