PORT Vale, managed by former Sheffield United boss Micky Adams, have been served with a winding-up petition by HM Revenue & Customs over an unpaid tax bill.
It is a further blow for the League Two club, who have also failed to pay their players’ wages this month.
Stoke-on-Trent City Council have been asked to help Vale enter administration, which would result in a 10-point deduction. The club, who are under a transfer embargo, are behind on their loan repayments to the council.
Another creditor could yet apply to put the club into administration before HMRC’s winding-up petition is granted.
A 10-point deduction would send them to 16th in the table - 11 points above the relegation zone, with 14 games remaining.