Yeovil Town chairman Scott Priestnall is attending the club’s home match with Stockport County at Huish Park.

The club’s official Twitter account has posted that he was “addressing supporters” in the Alec Stock Lounge ahead of the game with the Glovers’ Trust calling for fans to protest at the game and outside Huish Park after the final whistle

It is the first time the owner has been seen at the ground on a matchday since the FA Cup third round match, televised on BBC, in January, and comes after the club said last night that the chairman was “assembling a new board” for next season.

In the past 24 hours, it has also been revealed a deal to sell the club’s Huish Park stadium and land surrounding it to South Somerset District Council is close to completion, and director Glenn Collis resigned saying he had “questions about the club’s direction.

We understand around 100 people were present to listen to the chairman talk, although there’s no indication is the event was open access. The video of his address to supporters will be made available on the club’s YouTube channel this weekend, it said.

In a statement posted on social media ahead of the game with the National League leaders, the Glovers’ Trust called on fans to “protest peacefully, but vocally” outside Huish Park immediately after the match.

It said: “We encourage all fans to make their voices heard during the game in a peaceful manner. We would also encourage fans to gather outside the club’s entrance to continue to make our voices heard after the final whistle.

“Let’s protest peacefully, but vocally. It has never been more important for fans to make their feelings known.

“This is bigger than any game or any season. This is about fighting for the future of the club we love.

The Trust has also launched a petition calling on South Somerset District Council to reverse its decision to buy the stadium. By 1pm on Saturday, it had attracted more than 300 signatures.

You can sign and share the petition – here.

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