Dunfermline Pay Players After Rangers Deal

March 6, 2012

Dunfermline have paid players and staff their full wages for last month after agreeing a deal with Rangers over a tickets debt.

The Fife club last week only paid players a proportion of their wages after the unpaid £84,000 bill sparked a short-term cashflow problem.

The money was due from tickets sold to Rangers fans for the Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash between the clubs on February 11, three days before the Ibrox club went into administration.

But talks on Monday between Dunfermline chairman John Yorkston and joint administrator Paul Clark led to a deal.

A club statement read on Monday: “Following discussions with the administrator at Rangers FC, the club has agreed to accept part of the outstanding ticket money of £84,000 today with the remaining balance due by the 13th April, 2012.

“This has allowed DAFC to pay in full the February salaries to all staff.

“The only outstanding sums due are for players’ bonuses, which we are confident of addressing in the next 10 days.”

Pars chairman John Yorkston said on Monday afternoon: “Dunfermline are quite happy with our discussions with the administrators.

“We have come to an agreement with them. They are happy and we are happy, but there is not an immediate fix.”

by Ismail Uddin