Tuesday D-day for Dunfermline

Dunfermline owner Gavin Masterton has told Sky Sports News he will make an announcement on the club's future on Tuesday.

Last Updated: 26/03/13 at 13:45 Post Comment

East End Park: Home of Dunfermline Athletic

East End Park: Home of Dunfermline Athletic

The Irn-Bru First Division club now have until 5pm on Tuesday to settle a £134,000 tax bill after being hit with a winding-up order from Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs.

Majority shareholder Masterton and the Dunfermline board met non-footballing staff at East End Park on Monday morning to update them on the situation and an announcement was originally expected on Monday afternoon.

However supporters will now have to wait another day to discover the club's fate.

Former Dunfermline player and manager Jim Leishman has been fronting a steering group set up in a bid to guide the Pars through their immediate cash shortage and build a sustainable long-term ownership structure.

He told STV on Monday afternoon: "Gavin Masterton had a meeting with staff this morning and told them he would make an announcement tomorrow.

"Nothing has changed from last week. The options include administration or liquidation.

"I'm just an employee of the football club - Gavin Masterton is in charge of the club's future."

Dunfermline lost 4-3 to Dumbarton in front of 3,409 fans at East End Park on Saturday and are due to host Falkirk on Wednesday but there is no guarantee the game will go ahead.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

N

ice work John.. have to agree with everything. Never measure your wealth in money.

wexford_blue
We're Not All Jealous Guys...

I

s it the same people that complain about Chelsea that complain about Mayweather? You should by now know what to expect from both, if you can't appreciate how good they are at nullifying their opponents then don't watch them.

Noz2k
Chelsea: This Ending Always Justifies The Means

I

do concede though, that getting rid of Luiz has made them less entertaining. In the same way that driving with both eyes open is less exciting, but probably a good idea.

megabrow (cufc)
Chelsea: This Ending Always Justifies The Means

Footer 365

Juventus v Real Madrid preview: Andrea Pirlo full of respect for Real

Andrea Pirlo has described Champions League semi-final opponents Real Madrid as the "most important club" in the world.

Jose Mourinho already targeting more success after 'hard-earned' Chelsea title

Jose Mourinho insisted Chelsea were deserved Premier League champions - and then declared himself hungry for more.

Arsene Wenger says Thierry Henry is wrong about Olivier Giroud

Arsene Wenger believes Thierry Henry is wrong to claim Arsenal cannot win the title with Olivier Giroud.

Mail Box

Blaming Van Gaal For United Slump...

Wayne Rooney in midfield, the same balls aimed at Marouane Fellaini...Louis van Gaal has to find a solution. And a Burnley fan embraces relegation...

Shouldn't We Give Players Time?

Do we really want to throw out the baby with the bathwater every single summer? We also have a Man United fan who wants massive investment. And more...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company