Town release statement on Adver ban
Updated 7:51pm Tuesday 14th January 2014 in By Scott D'Arcy
SWINDON Town Football Club have released a statement on their decision to bar the Adver from home games, confirming they have agreed to meet the editor Gary Lawrence for talks.
Robins chairman Lee Power banned the Adver from attending press conferences and reporting on matches at the County Ground after objecting to a Tweet by reporter Sam Morshead.
A statement on the club's website released tonight said: "The Club's actions to place an embargo on the Swindon Advertiser was as a result of a series of issues with the newspaper of which the Nile Ranger incident was the most recent.
"The restriction on the Swindon Advertiser covering fixtures is in effect for home matches only, the first of which is at the end of this month.
"The Club feels it has acted in the best interests of Swindon Town and its supporters.
"However, the Club acknowledges that supporters do need a conduit and, as such, confirm that they will be meeting with Gary Lawrence, the Group Editor of the Swindon Advertiser on Monday to resolve our differences and to rebuild trust between both parties.
"The Club would like to reiterate that this decision has been made with supporters in mind and would like to thank all supporters for their continued backing."
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