Raith Rovers try to ‘plan in the dark’ during lockdown

Raith chairman Bill Clark says the club are playing the waiting game during lockdown.

Mr Clark believes there are three areas in which Raith are having to show patience whilst operations have halted.

“Number one, we’re all having to wait on the next bit of Government advice on what’s going to happen about furloughing,” he said, “is it going to go beyond June or not?

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“We’re waiting on the restructuring verdict obviously, because that will determine which division we’re going to be in.

Raith chairman Bill Clark (Pic: Fife Photo Agency)Raith chairman Bill Clark (Pic: Fife Photo Agency)
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“That affects all sorts of things like contracts for players.

“And we’re waiting on an indication from the Scottish Government about when we might start playing football again in front of an audience.

“These are the three key factors that I think are happening at the moment. I don’t expect we’ll get solution to all of them, but if we could get some clarification it would help us a bit in our thinking.

“We’re trying to plan in the dark at the moment.”

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The chairman also said that day-to-day goings on at Stark’s Park had ground to a virtual halt.

“I was on the phone to the office and it’s very quiet,” he said.

“There’s nothing going on.”

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