WORCESTER City director Mike Davis insists no alternative plan to create a “sustainable” future for the club has been “openly discussed” by the board.

Davis was speaking during an open meeting where Worcester City Supporters’ Trust outlined their proposals to take over the ownership of the club.

Speaking to the Worcester News last month, vice-chairman Colin Layland revealed there was a ‘plan B’ which he refused to disclose. However, Davis, also a club representative on the trust’s board, said he was unaware of a proposal other than efforts to become community-owned.

“Behind the scenes, and occasionally in front of them, the arguments against CBS (community benefit society) are centred around the fact there are alternatives the club could follow,” he said.

“None of these, as far as I know, have been fully examined by those who have challenged the (trust’s) proposals. There is no plan B as far as I know.

“At least no other plan which has been openly discussed and agreed by the board of directors.”

With the vote on changing the constitution set to take place on Thursday, July 7, Davis admitted altering City’s ownership model would be “dramatic”.

However, having received advice from Supporters Direct, who have worked with fans to purchase and develop more than 40 community-owned clubs, Davis said the trust’s plans were the best way forward for the National League North outfit.

“In my own business, I always respected and took advice from the professionals I consulted when I considered their knowledge was greater than my own,” he said. “Many of us, including me, are in that same position now so I think we should follow that advice.”

The trust want to remove a restriction in the club’s constitution on anyone owning more than one per cent of the company, which stands at 3,000 shares.

They believe that community ownership as a CBS would help raise the capital for the proposed new ground and also boost negotiations with Worcester City Council to use the land at Perdiswell Park.

Trust member Jem Pitt, who is also on the club’s board, insisted they were “not egotistical” and welcome alternative proposals.

The club have £530,000 left in the bank and, with no ground in Worcester, Pitt said it would be difficult to find people to pump money into City.

“I was talking to an equity financier and hypothetically went through the situation the football club was in,” Pitt said.

“The first thing he said to me was, ‘Do you own your own ground?’. “I said ‘No’ and he said ‘I would not even look to invest in your business, it is not a sound investment’.

“That is what he said about a company which has no assets.

“Also, as the constitution stands, they would not be able to invest because they could only own one per cent.”