A SUPPORTERS' Trust is set to be formed by Kendal Town fans in a bid to ensure they have a say in the club's future.

Matt Tummey, secretary of the Kendal Town Independent Supporters' Club, said he had been in touch with the Supporters Direct organisation, a national body which has assisted in the creation of more than 185 such trusts at football clubs across the UK.

Mr Tummey said the group had offered advice and it was hoped the new body, which it is hoped could provide fans with a meaningful voice in how Kendal Town is run, would be formed during the close season.

"A lot of supporters said it would be a good idea and we hope we can take things forward," he said.

Mr Tummey added that the long-awaited meeting between Kendal Town chiefs and the club's Independent Supporters' Club was set to go ahead and is expected to take place in early March.

He said he had spoken to club officials at the stadium prior to Saturday's home game against Glossop North End and they had advised that they were meeting in the next few days to finalise a date for the meeting.

Mr Tummey said he was heartened by this progress and he was looking forward to the meeting, when he hoped the two groups could draw up a firm strategy for working together to move the club forward.

However some Town fans, who are not connected to KTISC, remain vehemently opposed to any dealings with the present regime and staged a protest outside the stadium on Saturday, during which they unfurled banners demanding beleaguered chairman George Gudgeon steps down.

They continued their protest outside the ground after the game had kicked off and one said they only entered the stadium after half time when the gates had been opened as they refused to pay any money to the club while the current owners were at the helm.

Scott O'Callaghan, a lifelong supporter and former player, said the fans he knew were frustrated and angry at the current state of the club and believed relegation to the North West Counties League was fast becoming inevitable.

Mr O'Callaghan said a protest was planned for every future home game as long as the present board remained in place.