Speculation continues to mount over the future of Glentoran Football Club.
Glens officials met with the Irish Football Association on Wednesday to discuss a “number of issues” after the Oval club’s debt crisis appeared to swell in the past week.
It was reported last week that the club has not paid its tax bill to HMRC for the past three months.
As of last night players were still waiting to receive half of their January and all of their February wages.
The depressing news comes less than three months after chairman Terence Brannigan revealed the club had received a “significant cash injection” from sponsors McLean’s Bookmakers to help with a cashflow shortfall.
Last week’s news prompted concerns over potential staff redundancies at Glentoran.
Reports have also surfaced that the East Belfast outfit could face the threat of administration if they fail to meet their financial obligations – but it is not believed that the club is in any immediate danger of being forced down that route.
Geoff Wilson, the Irish FA’s Head of Marketing and Communications confirmed a meeting did take place yesterday – but added that it was standard procedure for the Association to keep updated with its member clubs.
“We meet all the clubs on a regular basis to discuss a number of issues,” Wilson said.
“We do not comment on individual clubs or situations.”
Glentoran received a loan from the IFA to help pay player wages at the end of last season.
Players also missed training last November after not receiving wages for eight weeks.