Sheffield Wednesday has offered an apology to the families who lost their loved ones in the Hillsborough disaster and welcomed the release of thousands of official documents relating to the tragedy.
The club said it hopes the release of the documents for the first time would help "bring closure" to the families of the 96 people who died in the disaster on 15
Sheffield Wednesday's ground was the venue for the FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest which saw fans of the Merseyside club crushed to death in the Leppings Lane end.
A statement from Sheffield Wednesday read: "Chairman
Mandaric took over the club in
It added: "Sheffield Wednesday FC welcomes the release of the
"Throughout the compilation stage, the club has worked closely with the panel and the other donating organisations to ensure that, in line with the ethos of maximum disclosure, we have been totally transparent.
"Sheffield Wednesday would also like to record its gratitude for the thoroughly dignified manner with which the
"We can only hope that the publication of the report goes some way to providing the closure sought by all those involved."
The families of the 96 fans who died in
The report explaining the contents of the documents will be published by the panel, chaired by the Bishop of Liverpool, the Rt Rev
A report into the disaster by Lord
The victims' families say it is an injustice that no individual or organisation has been held fully accountable for the disaster. They believe a major incident plan was never initiated by
The families also dispute the findings of an inquest into the deaths, which ruled that the victims were all dead, or brain dead, by
"This is what the families and the fans have been fighting for for 23 years. Without the truth you cannot grieve and where there is deceit, you get no justice," she said.