Dunfermline: Pars United set to take control

East End Park: Home of Dunfermline. Picture: SNS
East End Park: Home of Dunfermline. Picture: SNS
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PARS United are finally set to be officially confirmed as Dunfermline Athletic’s new owners today following a fraught 202-day period in administration.

BDO administrator Bryan Jackson – who rated the Pars’ chances of survival at no more than 50/50 when he was appointed by the courts on 27 March – hopes to hand over the day-to-day running of the club to the fans group this afternoon.

Preferred bidder Pars United’s long wait to finally take control will mark the end of a troubled six-month period in which the Fife side’s 128-year history came under serious threat.

It was only within the last week that a failed legal challenge by former majority shareholder, Gavin Masterton, regarding the lease of the Pitreavie training facilities, pushed Dunfermline towards the brink of liquidation.