Dunfermline Players Strike After Club Fails To Pay Salary On Time
Scottish Premier League Dunfermline’s players refused to train Wednesday "in protest at further issues regarding their pay," according to the SCOTSMAN. It is the second straight month that the Pars have "failed to pay their players on time." Despite several assurances being made by the club, the squad is "becoming increasingly frustrated with the lack of wages." Several members of the first team were "unable to even make it to training on Wednesday due to the lack of funds." Club Dir Gavin Masterton issued a statement that "pledged to pay the outstanding wages" by Thursday (SCOTSMAN, 12/20). In Glasgow, Gordon Parks reported several stars have "still to see the cash hit their accounts" and will wait to see if "the latest promises are made good before deciding what to do." Dunfermline Manager Jim Jefferies said: “We had boys who couldn’t afford to travel to training on Wednesday and were too embarrassed to tell me. I understand it isn’t their fault. They just couldn’t afford it. These players are not on the kind of salaries where they can afford to go one month without a wage (DAILY RECORD, 12/20).