Workington Town players take major pay cut to help Championship strugglers

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Workington Town half-back Jamie Doran says the players have taken a major pay cut in order to help the Championship strugglers. 

Chris Thorman’s side currently sit at the foot of the Championship table. They have won just one game in 20 so far this year.

Doran, 27, has shared on social media that players have taken a massive 33% cut.

It comes following a crowdfunding page created by the club’s supporters’ group to “help secure the future of Workington Town”.

£4,682 has so far been raised from the goal of £10,000.

Doran, a former Wigan youngster, said: “We are helping this club by taking a 33% pay cut as well as this for the club we love. Thank you everyone for sharing and putting your money into this club guys!

“Thanks from all the players and staff!”

Workington Town crowdfunding page

Workington Town’s supporters’ club have created a crowdfunding page to help the club ‘fulfil fixtures’ and help meet the ‘forecasted shortfall’ of the club.

“We at DPSC [Derwent Park Supporters’ Club] live and breath Workington Town. We see the hard work and dedication of our club officials and recognise they’re making big decisions, difficult decisions on the back of what is turning out to be a very disappointing season,” the supporters’ club shared. 

“To implement a wage cut to coaches and players must have been incredibly difficult to deliver and equally as a player or coach to receive that news.

“On the back of that we are now asking you, the fan base and people of Workington to donate to our page and help ensure the club fulfil its fixtures, meets the forecasted shortfall and comes out of this situation better, more stable and structured club.

“It is our firm belief that now the board has evaluated, acted and made the decisions that we want to support them and we have faith they will make the changes necessary to rebuild from this point.”

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