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Accrington have been granted another week to pay their outstanding tax bill by the High Court.

The League Two club had hoped to pay the £308,000 owed to HM Revenue and Customs on Wednesday's deadline, but they met a shortfall in funds and requested more time.

Mr Registrar Simmonds granted an extra seven days to pay the bill but warned there would be no more extensions to the deadline.

"Having regard to the number of adjournments I will give you seven days - that is November 4 - and mark it absolutely final. The petition debt must be paid in full," Simmonds told the court.

Stanley claimed on Tuesday that £200,000 of the debt had been repaid, but the club's lawyer indicated just £96,000 had been sent to HMRC.

If the club fails to meet next week's deadline they will face closure for the second time in its history.

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