DUNFERMLINE supporters group Pars United has confirmed it will submit a formal bid to buy both the club and its home, East End Park.
Bryan Jackson, the administrator of the stricken Second Division side, last week placed a 19 June deadline for final offers on the club.
But the fans consortium is confident it can agree a Creditors Voluntary Arrangement with Jackson – acting on behalf of accountancy firm BDO – and save the club.
Bob Garmory from Pars United, who is leading the BuyThePars initiative, explained: “Tuesday will be an important day in the history of Dunfermline Athletic as its supporters and community make a formal bid to buy their club and stadium from the administrator.
“It will signal the latest step in rebuilding this famous club. BuyThePars has made some fantastic progress so far and have raised significant amounts but we’re still working hard to achieve our goal.”
And he added: “Pars United will submit an offer for our club.
“But it is critical for our fans and those in the community to continue to back the ‘BuyThePars’ campaign to make sure we are in the strongest possible position to achieve our goal.” Dunfermline were put into administration back in March of this year in a bid to stave off a winding-up order issued by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs.
Dunfermline owe the taxman £134,000 and also have further debts worth around £8.5million outstanding to majority shareholder Gavin Masterton and other companies.
Jackson plans to meet with the club’s creditors after
tomorrow’s deadline to discuss a CVA.