MACCLESFIELD have been wound up after a judge was told the football club owe more than £500,000 - just weeks after former Rovers keeper Tim Flowers was appointed manager.

Judge Sebastian Prentis made a winding up order at a virtual hearing in the specialist Insolvency and Companies Court on Wednesday.

He was told the club owe nearly £190,000 in tax and more than £170,000 to two other creditors.

Lawyers representing HM Revenue and Customs had applied for a winding up order.
The judge said he could see nothing which gave him “any comfort” that the club can pay the debts.

He was overseeing the latest in a series of hearings.

Flowers, who played 177 times for Rovers and was a part of the Premier League winning team in 1995, was only appointed manager last month having been out of work since leaving Solihull Moors in January.

The 53-year-old, capped 11 times by England, replaced head coach Mark Kennedy, who left following the Silkmen's relegation to the National League.

Macclesfield were relegated after being docked points for breaches of regulations relating to non-payment of wages which dropped them to the bottom of League Two.