Holland: No cash crisis at Boro

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SCARBOROUGH Athletic chairman Dave Holland has denied there is a cash crisis, despite the club losing over £9,000 last year.

Following a year in which performances on and off the field were disappointing, the club will be announcing a trading loss in the region of £9,500.

These losses are mainly attributed to the launch of both the under-19s and the reserves, as well as the paying off of former managers Brian France and Paul Olsson.

Holland has also said that the poor displays on the field are partially to blame, as a dip in support hit the club hard.

Athletic struggled after a solid start to the 2010-2011 campaign, with crowds dipping to a low of 157 in March.

But the Boro board will not be resting on their laurels, as they look to push the NCEL Premier outfit towards glory.

The Boro chief said: “There is no crisis, but it has come as something of a wake-up call to us.

“Nobody needs to panic because the club is still solvent and very healthy, we just need to be more pro-active

“The time of thinking that things will work out is over.

“We are taking robust measures, but cuts in budgets are certainly not the answer.

“The answer is to provide a successful side for the Borough of Scarborough and for us to push on towards promotion, we do feel that in our manager Rudy Funk we have the right man at the helm to do just that.

“It is vital that we have the right people in to do the right jobs.

“Brian Wilcox and Stuart Keith, who are both highly qualified financial managers, have offered their services to aid our financial director Geoff Osguthorpe.

“We are also keen to talk to anyone else with business skills to help the club progress further.”

Holland can be contacted at dave@scarboroughathletic.com