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Terras boss fears for club future

Alan Lewer
Lewer will leave Weymouth next week after three months in charge

Outgoing Weymouth manager Alan Lewer has revealed his fears for the future of the cash-strapped club.

Chief executive Gary Calder is leaving the Terras as major investment is required and players, who have not been paid in 2009, are also set to depart.

"I told the board I'd look after today and next Saturday," Lewer told BBC Radio Solent after the 3-0 home defeat by Rushden in the Blue Square Premier.

According to Lewer, the Dorset club needs up to 150,000 to survive.

The club has issued a million shares, worth fifty pence each, in an effort to raise funds, but if that strategy is unsuccessful the Terras could face administration or liquidation.

"The situation is that the club must raise between 15-25,000 on Tuesday, but that's really just a drop in the ocean," added Lewer.

"The players have been magnificent - they can only come out of this with credit.

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"Hopefully someone will come in and I wish them all the best with it.

"As long as the football club is saved, whatever league they play in, that's what the fans want - which is only right."

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see also
Weymouth 0-3 Stevenage
14 Feb 09 |  Non League
Weymouth reveal 50p survival plan
13 Feb 09 |  Weymouth
Terras to make takeover statement
15 Jan 09 |  Weymouth
Lewer to continue as Terras boss
02 Jan 09 |  Weymouth


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