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Dunfermline Athletic facing cup suspension 12 April 2013

Scottish first division outfit Dunfermline Athletic have seen their problems escalate in the past 24 hours after they have been suspended from the Scottish Cup.

The club, which was confirmed in administration yesterday, have now been told they are excluded until they can settle a debt to Hamilton Academical in full.

BDO are handling the process and are currently attempting to find a way of moving the club into a CVA.

Bryan Jackson, insolvency practitioner at BDO, said there are a number of obstacles still facing the club over the coming weeks and months.

He added: “The main issue now is continued funding to ensure DAFC survives until next season. The issues that remain can be resolved if sufficient funds are produced so I would urge Pars United, fans and businesses in the Dunfermline area to dig deep and keep the club afloat financially.

“There is still a lot to be done at DAFC and a long way to go but we are now a small step closer to resolving the club’s financial problems.”

The club’s administration followed an interim administration order two weeks again in the Court of Session. HMRC is believed to be owed around £134,000 in unpaid taxes.



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