Cardle's rallying cry
DUNFERMLINE wing king Joe Cardle believes the Pars' wage payment delay can galvanise the whole club into avoiding relegation.
Cardle revealed his thoughts were with everyone at the club who have been affected by the wage delay, not just those he shares a dressing room with.
From cooks and cleaners to bar staff and the playing squad, all have been affected by the delay in paying full wages.
And Cardle hopes that the club will all pull together in the face of adversity to beat the drop and stay in the SPL.
He said, "I've never experienced not getting paid before.
"It's not nice when you look in your bank account on the day you're meant to be getting paid and your money's not there but everyone's in the same situation, from all the players to the staff that clean the changing rooms.
"It's not just the players who have been affected, everyone's in the same boat and we're all in it together so I think that can work for us. We're a good club and we'll all stick together through this period.
"After the meeting last Thursday I think it's galvanised us a wee bit and, even though we lost last week, I think it will help us throughout the season."
Cardle claimed keeping the Pars in the Scottish Premier League is at the forefront of the players' minds rather than when they'll get paid.
"We know we're a stable club and know that the money is going to get paid over the next couple of weeks so we're not worrying about that.
"We're worrying about keeping Dunfermline in the SPL and that's our main aim this season.
"There's been a few things happen at the club over the last couple of months but it's been no-one's fault. It's just what happens sometimes at football clubs.
"We've got to understand and take it on board and hopefully start again next month.
"Football is going through tough times.
"You just have to look at Rangers, one of the biggest clubs in Scotland, and the situation they are in.
"We have to stay positive and concentrate on the football rather than the money side of things."
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Mar 10, 17:19
You said it (look at Rangers) !!
Well they have agreed to go for a pay cut to help there team out..
it's about time Dunfermline did the same!!
we are at the bottom of the league we haven't won a game at home this season. you are lucky there is a wage for you... stop the griping and get your fingers out if you wan't to survive in the premier which I doubt very much..
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