Dundalk vow to battle on

CRISIS club Dundalk insist they will do all they can to avoid entering examinership, which would lead to a points deduction by the FAI and almost guarantee relegation from the Premier Division, writes AIDAN FITZMAURICE.

Dundalk have been struggling financially this season and players have already been asked to forgo their wages as the impact of an insurance claim against the club hits home.

"We're working morning, noon and night to ensure that examinership doesn't happen", said Paul Johnston, the club's general manager.

"Obviously we have been in severe financial difficulties for a number of weeks now and this week it came to a bit of a head.

"We've had a conversation with the players, we've had a conversation with the management and the administration staff so we all know what's happening and we have to try and push forward and get through these difficult times.

"We can't project the future at the minute. All we can do is work through the opportunities we have to try and raise money.

"At the moment we're taking every day and week as it comes. We have 23 weeks of the season left to push through, we're looking at that at the minute and putting our front foot forward and exploring every avenue."