Fenlon has been more active than most SPL managers in recent weeks, signing up Tim Clancy, James McPake and Paul Cairney with plans to bring further new faces to Easter Road as he starts to rebuild his squad.
But the financial meltdown at Rangers, now thrown out of the top flight of Scottish football and anxiously waiting to discover at which level they might be accepted back into the fold with opinion hardening against starting next season in the First Division, has, Fenlon revealed, caused problems elsewhere.
Some clubs have put a freeze on signing new players despite the new season only being a month away until the full implications are known, budgets having been thrown into disarray by the overwhelming vote to refuse Charles Green to transfer Rangers’ share in the SPL over to a newco, although, it has to be said, they were well aware of the financial consequences of their decision.
Fenlon said: “There’s uncertainty because no-one knows what is going on, the situation is as clear as mud. That’s difficult for all clubs, not just this