Cardiff City's problems looks set to worsen after the club's High Court case was deferred until the new year.
The club's biggest creditor, Langston, is owed £24million and is demanding the money be repaid now.
But a hearing into the matter which was was scheduled for December 10 has been deferred until January 18 at the earliest.
Bluebirds chairman Peter Ridsdale is dismayed, saying: "We're reviewing our financial position in view of this delay, which we find particularly unhelpful to this football club.
"We're extremely disappointed at the further delay. We believe the court case should go ahead on Monday and we believe, if it did, we'd win it.
"But we're mindful of the fact that we don't want to waste the court's time."