Thursday 18 January 2018

Bray players release scathing statement condemning club over wages fiasco

Former Bray Wanderers manager Trevor Croly
Former Bray Wanderers manager Trevor Croly

Bray Wanderers players have tonight released a statement confirming last Friday's story in the Irish Independent that a number of payments have not been paid in recent weeks.

Trevor Croly stepped down as Bray manager last Thursday afternoon and the club have refused to comment on the claims since. Sources confirmed to the Irish Independent that the former Rovers boss resigned because players had not been paid with some cheques bouncing.

And tonight, following their brilliant 1-0 win away to Limerick in the Premier Division, the players released a statement through the PFAI confirming problems with payment.

"As a result of rumours circulating in the media and the ongoing financial difficulties with our club, we, as players, feel it appropriate that we clarify matters from our position," read the statement.

"We are extremely disappointed that a number of payments, including some players wages, have not been made on time in recent weeks and months."

The statement goes on to say how the players have worked hard to turn things around on the pitch and that they took the onus on themselves to arrange training sessions in the absence of a manager and that many players are now looking for new clubs.

"While we received assurances that these financial issues have now been resolved, we feel that the trust between the players and the club officials is beyond repair.

"We wish to publicly state that some players are now considering their employment options unless there are drastic changes."

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