Cardiff granted additional time

10 March 2010 12:43
Cardiff City have been given an additional 56 days to settle the winding-up order which threatens the existence of the Championship club. The Bluebirds have been involved in a dispute with Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs over unpaid taxes but were granted the stay of execution at the High Court on Wednesday. They have now been set a deadline of May 5 to come up with the required funds. Some reports claim they owe HMRC up to £1.9million. Speaking before Wednesday's hearing, manager Dave Jones commented: "The players are trying to get some good times around the football club rather than the doom and gloom. "It is difficult times for everybody but if you look back at the past of this football club, it always seems to be difficult times. "I have to keep getting the best out of the players and if we do that and the results keep coming it means hopefully we're more attractive for the people that are looking at coming into the football club." Meanwhile, League One outfit Southend United have also been told they have an additional 35 days to settle their own winding-up order.

Source: ESA