Plymouth strike off as administrators cough up
Published 23:01 02/09/11 By Mike McGrath
Plymouth players have scrapped their strike - but have still not been paid in full.
Club administrators managed to stump up 40% of salaries after the clash at Burton became under threat when the first-team did not get wages.
Peter Reid’s players have agreed to defer the remainder of what they are owed and play at the Pirelli Stadium.
“They are not happy, but they have agreed a deferral with the administrator so I am going to put the strongest side I can out,” said Reid.
“They have been very, very professional the way they have gone about it. You wonder as a manger what performance you will get out of them after what has gone on mentally.”
The League Two side have been in administration since March and are in talks with Bishop International Ltd about a takeover.
Skipper Carl Fletcher admitted it was a relief to get some of his wages.
“The last thing we wanted to do was not play on Saturday," he said.
“We had to make a stand and it sums it up that we made a stand and they did something about it. Why didn’t they just do that in the first place?”