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Football return for Gretna ground

Raydale Park
Gretna 2008 hopes to play its home games at Raydale Park

The new Gretna football team - set up after the demise of the town's SPL side - looks set to return to Raydale Park.

The ground, which has been in the hands of administrators since Gretna FC went out of business, has been bought by an unnamed developer.

East of Scotland League side Gretna 2008 - which plays its games in nearby Annan - hopes to use the stadium again.

A spokesman for the club said it had been given access to the ground to prepare for forthcoming matches.

Raydale Park has not seen league football for some time.

Gretna FC used Motherwell's Fir Park for their home fixtures during their single season in the SPL.

The club then went into administration and the new East of Scotland side ended up playing its games in Annan.

It now hopes to return to its home town some time in the near future.

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