Darlo players have contracts terminated

What Next? Darlington FC player Paul Arnison ponders his future following the club being placed into receivership.
What Next? Darlington FC player Paul Arnison ponders his future following the club being placed into receivership.

DARLINGTON’s caretaker manager Craig Liddle has revealed he will continue to work with the youth team for free despite having his contract terminated by administrators for the crisis club.

Darlo’s administrators cancelled the contracts of Liddle and the remaining playing staff yesterday.

The move puts Saturday’s home game with Fleetwood in doubt, with the Football Conference setting a deadline of Wednesday to decide if it goes ahead.

In a statement, administrator Harvey Madden said there was “no alternative” given the club’s financial position.

He also said that, despite interest, no formal takeover bids had been received.

The statement read: “Given the current financial position of the club and, as a consequence of my legal obligations, I have had no alternative but to terminate the contracts of all playing staff and the retained administration staff.

“Notwithstanding this, there remain parties interested in either injecting funds into the club to enable it to continue operating or acquiring the club.

“Every effort is being made to progress this to try to save the club. However, at this stage I have still not received any formal offers and unless a deal is concluded as a matter of urgency, time will have run out for Darlington Football Club.”

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