Full time was blown on us too early, says East Fife boss

East Fife boss Darren Young.East Fife boss Darren Young.
East Fife boss Darren Young. | JPIMedia
Darren Young reckons the trigger was pulled too quickly in bringing and end to the lower league season.

A decision was taken last week to end the Championship, League One and League Two in Scotland, with the positions clubs were placed after the final game played before coronavirus final.

The Bayview men ended in fifth position with Kingdom rivals Raith Rovers topping the league.

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81 cent of the SPFL’s member clubs voted in favour of a resolution to end the season now, with East Fife having previously announced that they were against it.

It’s a position Fife boss Young stands by.

“We just have to deal with it now,” he said.

“But, for me, I don’t get why the Premiership may be able to play the rest of their games while the lower leagues have been stopped.

“It’s no coincidence that certain teams who were going on about taking legal action have now gone quiet.

“There has been a lot of talk about the financial side of things, but for me that’s simple, you pay clubs 75 per cent based on where they are in the league now and then work out the rest at the end of the season.

“The money is sitting there so why the rush?”

“The whole thing has been an absolute shambles.”

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Young reckons league reconstruction is on the way ahead of the new season starting, whenever that may be.

But until things are solved, the Fifers remain in limbo.

“We’ve spoken to players about contracts but can’t do anything at the moment,” he said.

“We don’t know who is going to be in the league with us next season now so can’t work on the budget yet. I can’t offer players anything.”

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