Date: 17th November 2010 at 3:34pm
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Wednesday chief executive Nick Parker has issued a statement following today’s court date, slamming ‘wannabe investors’ in the club.

Parker, who was in attendance at today’s High Court hearing, vented his frustration at unnamed people claiming they have the cash to buy the debt-ridden club.

Wednesday were given a 28-day adjournment to find a new buyer for the club, and to pay off a £600,000 bill owed to HMRC for unpaid tax.

But, despite the court ruling in favour of the club for the time being, Parker couldn’t hide his frustrations at ‘wannabe investors’.

And he also warned investors off waiting for the club to go into administration, saying they will not get a better deal than they will now.

‘I am very relieved, but more importantly I am angry because this club should not be where it is today. Do not believe 28 days, the real deadline is December 1 when the extra petition comes on board,’ he said.

‘The reason I am angry is because there are people out there who go to the media when they should not. There are people out there who say they have money when they do not.

‘But the one glimmer of hope that I can give Sheffield Wednesday fans and the community that it serves is that I know there are other people out there who understand how important the club is to not just the fans, but the community it serves, and all the people of Sheffield and South Yorkshire. The club is part of the fabric of the community.

‘It is now time for potential investors to step forward in private and do a deal with the bank.

‘The bottom line is that any investor will not get a better deal by the club going into administration.’