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Bray Wanderers confirm players have now been paid up to date

Thu, Jul 19 2018

The club say payments will be processed today. Credit: Al Robinson (ETPhotos)

Bray Wanderers have announced they've made arrangements to pay all outstanding debts to players by close of business of Thursday.

The playing squad made notice of their intention to strike last week via the PFAI after going unpaid since May 25th and have refused to train at the club.

Manager Martin Russell handed in his resignation on Wednesday evening, citing “the constraints and unrealistic circumstances that have unfolded” in his resignation letter.

The FAI barred them from entering the IRN-BRU Scottish Challenge Cup and registering any new players for the remainder of the season, after they missed a payment deadline.

Today's statement sees the club confirm that all money owed to the playing staff will be processed by the end of the day.

It's not yet known what the players' response will be and whether it will affect their intention to strike ahead of next week's fixture with Cork City.

Friday's evening's league game away to Bohemians is set to go ahead as scheduled.

The statement read: “Bray Wanderers can confirm that outstanding monies owed to players will be processed today (Thursday, July 19) after working closely with the Football Association of Ireland.

“The club wishes to apologise to the players for this extended period in finalising monies owed.

“While the club accepts full responsibility for contractual obligations not being met on time, we have worked hard, to resolve the matter.

“The club would like to thank the FAI for their constant involvement in working to resolve what has been an unfortunate period for all involved.

“The club are getting closer to finding a solution to fulfil all players’ wages for the remainder of the 2018 SSE Airtricity League season.”