Telford Tigers say they are working hard to secure the club’s long-term future after rumours surfaced on Friday about its current financial situation.
The Tigers’ press officer James Shaw told BIH he was unable to comment on the situation, while sources at the club told the Shropshire Star that it was likely it would be placed into administration with North East-based business restructuring specialist Robson Scott.
It is understood that the team’s parent company, Telford Ice Sports Limited, has an outstanding county court judgement against it worth £33,444, which is said to have been filed by a local coach company.
The Tigers have now issued a statement on their official website asking fans to get behind the team during their two EPL games this weekend.
“Telford Tigers have noted with interest the speculation – both in the mainstream media and social media – regarding our financial situation,” it read.
“We are currently working on a number of options to secure the club’s long-term future, but cannot release any specific details until early next week.
“The entire management team at Telford Tigers are grateful for the patience of fans at this difficult time, and we will release relevant details as soon as we are able to.
“In the meantime, we would encourage the supporters to get behind the players for tonight’s home game against Bracknell Bees, and then in Peterborough tomorrow night.
“Your support is more vital than ever.”
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