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Scottish Football League to face compensation action

 

The Scottish Football League could face compensation claims from member clubs whose fixtures were postponed after the referees’ strike. 

Clubs in the league are pointing to a loss of revenue from the cancelled games after the Scottish Football Association could only provide foreign referees for Scottish Premier League.

Stirling Albion estimate the cancellation cost the club £10,000 whilst Cowdenbeath, Morton and Raith Rovers were also amongst the clubs who lost revenue.    

“We have a valid claim, we believe, for round about £10,000,” Stirling Albion director Paul Goodwin told BBC Sport.

"We circulated the rest of the clubs who had the home fixtures and I think to a man everyone's ready to chap on David Longmuir's door to say we want you to represent us by talking to the SFA to see where we are due some sort of compensation,” he added.

“But, whether the compensation is coming down from the SFA or SFL or a mixture of the two, or the SPL, I know not, but I just know that we weren't at the races when it came to the point of the referees.”

The clubs now expect the SFL to take their claims to the SFA.

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