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Plymouth Argyle staff given pay ultimatum

Plymouth Argyle

Office staff and players at Plymouth Argyle have been told they must agree to defer their salaries or the club will close, BBC Spotlight understands.

The club's ultimatum comes after all of their potential buyers failed to agree to fund wages and costs until the end of the season.

Non-playing staff are believed to have been asked to accept a postponement of their pay for March and April.

The players have been told to accept a delay of their wages for March.

Earlier this month Plymouth were docked 10 points for entering into administration.

The club's administrators had given potential buyers until noon on Monday to bid for the League One club, with an announcement on the successful buyer expected on Thursday.

Instead, staff at Home Park were greeted with the news that they would once again have to go without pay to ensure the club's short-term survival.

The BBC understands that despite no news on Argyle's new owners, talks have been continuing with the parties involved.

On the pitch Argyle are currently 22nd in League One, three points from safety.



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