Pars apply for administration

Dunfermline have applied to enter voluntary administration as they attempt to avoid liquidation on Wednesday.

Last Updated: 27/03/13 at 07:35 Post Comment

Jim Leishman: Good news... so far

Jim Leishman: Good news... so far

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The Scottish Division One club failed to meet a 5pm Tuesday deadline to settle a £134,000 debt to Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs, who will petition for liquidation in court.

The Court of Session in Edinburgh will also hear the administration application before a decision is made on the club's future.

A group of fans and businessmen has agreed to put up the money and underwrite the appointment of Bryan Jackson and PKF if administration is the court's preferred option.

Current majority shareholder Gavin Masterton, meanwhile, is not part of the consortium bidding for control.

Speaking on Sky Sports News, Dunfermline director of football Jim Leishman said: "This is great for us. We are back in the game. It was either liquidation, where you are done and dusted and left with nothing, or this.

"What we have done now is give it a chance and if this is given the go-ahead then the next move is for us to speak to the administrator."

A statement from PKF read: "The directors of Dunfermline FC have decided that their only option is to place the club into administration.

"Until the administration is effective all staff will remain in post and the club will continue to operate normally."

Dunfermline, who face the likelihood of a points penalty if they enter administration, are due to face Falkirk on Wednesday night.

Manager Jim Jefferies told Sky Sports News: "We might not have a game. If Bryan Jackson comes in and he doesn't think it's sustainable, if he can't find the money he has to find, then it's shut.

"We won't have a game if we go into liquidation. We've got a chance if we're in administration and we'll prepare the best we can. Players' brains must be scrambled."

TEAMtalk Facebook Fan Page

The TEAMtalk fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

S

hould have stayed because we carried him for 6.5 years. And then he has a breakthrough season, and was gone soon after. MU fans, you would be as disgusted had C Ronaldo left in 2007 and not 2009.

godof86
Is Van Persie Slipping Sadly Into The Night?

G

ood grief. Someone guessed that the form English player at the moment might be in his national side with some other players? And that's espionage? Now if they discovered that Emile Heskey was going to be in the starting line up.... at right back.... THAT would be espionage. Give it a rest Roy.

RogerRedHat
Hodgson hits out at Kane leak

H

e may get away with if Liverpool can swap the video with one of Skrtel dancing or something, but if they review the one shown on TV he's screwed.

hump3.
Skrtel denies violent conduct

Footer 365

Italy 1-1 England: Andros Townsend equaliser keeps Roy Hodgson's side unbeaten this season

Substitute Andros Townsend rescued England's unbeaten post-World Cup record as his late goal in Turin earned a 1-1 draw.

Jack Wilshere, Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Debuchy step up Arsenal comebacks

Jack Wilshere scored as he stepped up his comeback from injury against a Brentford XI at Arsenal's training ground on Tuesday.

England's Andros Townsend happy to silence critics with equaliser in Italy

Andros Townsend was delighted to repay Roy Hodgson's faith with the equalising goal as England drew in Italy on Tuesday.

Mail Box

Why Do Arsenal Have So Many 'Internet Warriors'?

The Mailbox has an open letter from Liverpool's Raheem Sterling, questions Phil Jones' bulldog spirit and asks: "Why do Arsenal have so many "internet warriors?"

It's All Just A Ruse By The 'Southern Press'...

A varied Tuesday morning Mailbox, with thoughts on the England U21s, a Sterling ruse, Kane realism, Wenger coaching youth and enjoying the charity match...

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