Winding-up petition forces Salford City Reds to call off game

Salford City Reds’ game against Leigh during the festive period has been cancelled in the face of the club’s uncertain future.

The club says that it is unable to field a team for the friendly which is due to take place at the Leigh Sports Village on December 30th. City Reds’ coach Phil Veivers said: “It’s unfortunate but we had to make the right call…We have a few too many knocks and niggles this week and, as everybody knows we are a bit light on personnel at the moment anyway with the current situation”.

The club is due in court on January 7th 2013 to respond to a winding-up petition and is faced with a tax bill in the region of £50,000. The Reds need to find around £600,000 in total over the next six weeks in order to pay off its debts.

As a result of the petition the club’s bank account remains frozen and recruitment hinges on new investment in the club taking place. The club has been able to make just one new signing so far this season.

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