Bray players asked to take pay cut
BRAY WANDERERS have become the latest Eircom League side to be hit by the economic crisis.
The club have asked all players to take a 40 per cent wage cut until the end of the season as Bray’s low attendances have come back to haunt them.
Chairman Eddie Slevin and other board directors reportedly asked the players to attend an emergency meeting last Wednesday night where they were asked to agree to the wage cut for the remainder of the season.
It is alleged that a developer who had been supporting the club financially had decided to halt his financial aid to the club.
Some players were rumoured to be outraged by the club’s request and reports even say some went to the PFAI but have now all agreed to the temporary wage cut.
The club’s budget for next season will also be slashed by 25 per cent as the economic crunch hits home.
This makes Bray the eigth team from the Premier Division to publicly announce financial woes in what is a worrying time for football in Ireland.