Swann dismisses Blackpool link and admits he is ‘tied up at Scunthorpe at the minute’


Iron Chairman Peter Swann has dismissed rumours linking him with a bid for Blackpool, admitting it would be very difficult for him to get involved with the Seasiders, who are currently up for sale.

Swann, who has businesses in the town, revealed that he’s been in touch with the leader of the Conservative group on Blackpool council to discuss the situation at Bloomfield Road.

But has distanced himself with a move for the club – with Scunthorpe pushing for promotion from League One.

“It would be very difficult for me to get involved,” Swann told The Blackpool Gazette.

“Obviously I’m the chairman of Scunthorpe at the moment and I am pretty much committed to that at the minute.

“I’m doing a lot of work with the new hotel in Blackpool at the moment so I had a casual chat with Coun Tony Williams about the situation with the football club. That’s all it is.

“It’s difficult as I’m tied up with Scunthorpe, as are my family.

“I’ve been linked with Blackpool before and I have businesses over there, but there’s nothing in it”.

However, in a statement that may shock Scunthorpe fans, Swann could not rule out a future move.

“Personally there’s not a lot I can do. If it was another time or another place – then maybe.

“But right now Scunthorpe are doing well in League One and we’re going for promotion. So I’m committed to the club but who’s to say what the situation will be in a few years?”

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Written by Matt Blanchard

Part of the team since 2007, before becoming editor in 2013. Undertaken the role of match summariser during Scunthorpe United live match commentaries for BBC Radio Humberside. Seasonal contributor to football titles FourFourTwo and When Saturday Comes and a finalist at the Football Blogging Awards in 2014.

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