Pilgrims staff make desperate plea

03 March 2011 04:30
Plymouth's office staff have pleaded with the board to find a way to prevent the club from going out of business ahead of a crucial board meeting on Friday. Cash-strapped Argyle have already been hit with a 10-point deduction after issuing a `notice of intention' to appoint an administrator and are now on the brink of falling into administration if a large cash injection is not found. The Pilgrims need to find £5million of their total £10million debt to see the season out. In a statement, staff said: "We believe Friday's board meeting is probably the most important in Plymouth Argyle's 124-year history. We call for the board to reach a clear, concise, united and workable solution which will secure the club's future. "We remain disappointed (that) various board members have continued to send out unclear and unhelpful mixed messages about the best way forward for the club. We are currently working without pay - and with no indication of when we will next be paid - because we want the club to survive. "While many are hoping and praying for its future, only six men can directly influence that future. To let it die would be indefensible."

Source: PA