Monday 23 April 2018

Bray's future in good hands, insists League director Gavin

Former Bray Wanderers manager Trevor Croly
Former Bray Wanderers manager Trevor Croly
Cian Tracey

Cian Tracey

Just days after Trevor Croly resigned as manager of Bray Wanderers, the FAI have made it clear that they do not have any concerns over how the club is currently being run.

Croly left his post after just two months in charge after players were not paid in time but League of Ireland director Fran Gavin is adamant that the club is in good hands.

Concerns had arisen about the incentives behind potential new investors but Gavin dismissed those notions.

"I'm not aware of those accusations," he said.

"Look, we hear all sorts of rumours and gossip, you hear that everywhere in the league. We can only deal with the facts.

"I don't think it's a concern. We don't run the club itself. They make the decisions around the ownership about who wants to buy into the club and what players they sign.

"All we need to do is to make sure their governors are correct, they stick to the budgets and make sure that they are financially prudent in what they do. We need to make sure they can compete and be sustainable.

"We've held discussions with the club and the people who want to take over. They've made it very clear that they want the club to be embedded in the Wicklow community and in Bray. That's what they want to do.

"To us, they've shown that they are trying to do that. They've improved the match-day experience in Bray. It's much better than it used to be and they are getting better at it," he added.

Gavin also revealed that he held talks with Croly and the Bray board in a bid to resolve the dispute but an agreement could not be reached.

Irish Independent

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