- Scottish football
Dunfermline apply for voluntary administration
Scottish First Division club Dunfermline are applying to go into voluntary administration after being presented with a winding-up order over a £134,000 tax bill, which was due to be paid on Tuesday.
Director of football Jim Leishman revealed some fans had put up money to appoint an administrator in a bid to avoid liquidation.
After talking to playing and coaching staff along with representatives of players union PFA Scotland, Leishman said: "There is a group of Dunfermline Athletic supporters who have underwritten the administrator's fees, which is great.
"So we are back in the game. It was either liquidation where you are done and dusted, and you have nothing. But we are giving it a chance.
"We will be speaking to the administrator, if that gets the go ahead we will be speaking to him.''