WORCESTER City's director and supporters' trust board member, Luke Cox, emphasises the need for the club to be fan-owned.

WCFC Supporters Trust, on which Cox is a member of, currently own 46% of the club, still requiring a further five per-cent to ensure they are an official fan-owned club.

Cox, 24, works as part of a UEFA-funded organisation that give supporters groups help and advice around Europe to takeover their clubs and fan ownership is something Cox believes in wholeheartedly.

"It’s a technical thing where we are fan owned in all but on paper, you’re officially fan owned when your supporters trust owns 51% of the football club, at the moment we have 46% but it’s just a matter of time.

"We are trying to contact supporters who would like to pass on their shares to the supporters trust to enable us to get to the 51% mark.

"At Worcester City nobody out there owns more than 3% so the supporters trust is the controlling shareholder and it’s got the largest one group of shares but on paper, we still aren’t there yet.

"We try to do everything we can to give the supporters a voice and whenever there are big decisions coming up, they have a chance to vote over it.

"It’s something the trust want sorted by the end of the year (51% mark).

"We talk about being fan owned and we just need to get it over the line now and that’s what we are trying to do."

Whilst Cox is confident that they will receive the necessary shares, he thinks that advising the supporters and other shareholders on the importance of fan ownership is the toughest challenge they, as a supporters group, face.

"In the UK there’s so many fan owned clubs out there," he said.

"It’s very easy to get the advice, from the Football Supporters Association which looks after this network of fan owned clubs and they have offered us so much advice over the years.

"Back in the 1920’s this club restricted people to only owning 3% of the club so what we are left with now is a lot of people with those small shares.

"We know there are people out there who support us and back what we are trying to do so it is a case of convincing them to give us their shares so we can get to that 51% mark.

"I think one of the biggest challenges for us is to get people to understand what being fan owned means, why we want to be fan owned and why supporters should be involved in what the club do.

"So for us that is what we are trying to do and the way in which we want to move forward."