TWO men named as being involved in the Worcester Warriors rugby takeover have been confirmed as part of a consortium buying Yeovil Town Football Club.

Scott Priestnall, who is in the group of incoming new owners that have appointed new manager Darren Sarll, met the Yeovil board and fans' representatives ahead of the side's return to non-league after relegation from League Two.

Priestnall is getting involved at Huish Park alongside Errol Pope with the duo having formed the initial consortium who took over at Warriors last October along with Jed McCrory and ex-Sale Sharks player David Seymour.

Jason Whittingham and Colin Goldring, who also own Morecambe Football Club, have since become sole owners at Worcester following the departure of McCrory.

Yeovil reported Priestnall saying the new ownership aimed to build a winning team under Sarll and also focus on fan relations off the field.

Town chairman John Fry said: “Scott made a very positive impact.

"It is hoped that all formalities will be completed within the next two or three weeks but in the interim the new owners will work with the current board to ensure a smooth handover."

London-based businessman Priestnall, 38, has worked in marketing particularly with the hotel, bars and drinks sector figuring highly as well as running financial services for the sports and leisure industry.

Pope, 52 and also located in the London area, had been identified as the 'money man' involved with the Warriors consortium and is named as a specialist in property and commodity trading.

Local reports say the consortium had an offer accepted to buy the 92 per cent stake in Yeovil currently owned by Norman Hayward and Fry. 

Members initially wanted to remain anonymous.

The sale is awaiting ratification from the National League.