THE administrator who is running Bromsgrove Rovers says it will be another two weeks before prospective new owner Mike Ward is able to take control of the club.

Rovers fans and staff are waiting for the new regime to take control after Ward’s bid was accepted in principal by administrator Sanderlings LLP.

But the contracts for the takeover are still with the solicitors and the FA has yet to give approval to the bid, with the paperwork being studied at their offices.

Ward has refused to reveal his business interests or plans for the club until Rovers come out of the administration process.

But Edwin Lee from Sanderlings said as far as he is aware, the former chairman of the club Tom Herbert, or the present company director Steve Daniels is not involved in the bid.

He said: “It is quite a long process but there are a lot of legal issues to be resolved and papers to sign so I would urge people to be patient.

“As far as I know Tom Herbert and Steve Daniels are not involved in the bid, although as a director and company director, they are occasionally seen around the club.”

Attempts to contact Mike Ward by the Bromsgrove Advertiser this week were not successful.

On the field, John Snape hopes to have Marlon Walters and Kevin Banner back for the visit of Biggleswade Town on Saturday (3pm).

Walters has been suspended and Banner injured, both missing the 0-0 draw at Soham Town Rangers.

Snape said it was a decent result and performance at Soham, but admitted he would be glad to have a few players back.

He said: “We have missed Marlon and Kevin in recent weeks and it will be good to have them back, along with Dexter Ravenhill who should be back in the next fortnight.”

Ravenhill sits out the last game of his ban on Saturday.

Snape has put in a seven day approach for Nick Porter of Market Drayton, a right sided midfielder.

Meanwhile recent signing from Shifnal Town Alex Woodhouse will play for an England side against the Rest of the World in a special charity game tomorrow (Thursday).

The Heroes Cup will feature a mixture of serviceman, celebrities and former professionals playing at Reading FC to raise money for the Help for Heroes fund.

Woodhouse, a corporal in the RAF, will line up alongside Paul Gascoigne, Les Ferdinand, Andy Cole and Des Walker.

The game will be screened on ITV4.