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Players leaving the Club

Friday, 29th Mar 2013

Jim Jefferies explains how reports have said eight first team players made redundant

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Eight players made redundant on Thursday 28th March 2013.
PICTURES FROM THURSDAY
PAUL GALLACHER Paul Gallacher (33) goalkeeper who returned to Dunfermline in June 2011 after two seasons at St Mirren.
135 appearances, 39 shut outs
JORDAN McMILLAN Jordan McMillan (24) full back and Club captain. Signed for Dunfermline on 31st January 2012 having been at Rangers since he was a youth.
43 appearances, 2 goals
STEPHEN JORDAN Stephen Jordan (31) left sided defender who started his career at Manchester City.
 Joined Dunfermline in August 2012.
 23 appearances, 0 goals
Andy Dowie Andy Dowie (30) signed for the 2009-10 season and signed a one year deal for Jim Jefferies team on 9th July 2012..
137 appearances, 2 goals
JOE CARDLE Joe Cardle ( 26) midfielder signed on a pre contract with Dunfermline in January 2009.
138 appearances, 24 goals
Andy Kirk Andy Kirk (33) striker who made his debut against Partick Thistle on Saturday 2nd August 2009.
178 appearances, 71 goals
ANDY BARROWMAN Andy Barrowman (28) striker who joined Dunfermline on 3rd June 2011 from Ross County.
52 Appearances 20 goals
STEVEN MAYNE Steven Mayne (18) goalkeeper, a product of the youth system. Recently on loan to Rosyth.
Jim Jefferies explained how reports have said eight first team players made redundant:-

"They are possibly classing John Potter and Craig Dargo. It is complicated because one of them had to go, so that would probably make the eighth but John Potter is in charge of the 20s and John will take that.

"We have tried to make a case for keeping Dargo because I have lost a lot of experienced players but also because very shortly he is looking to go into coaching. He wants to stay on and he is prepared to take a massive cut just to hang on there. He was part of the team that took the youth team into the cup final and he is responsible, along with John, for a lot of these players making the first team.

JIM JEFFERIES

"We are trying to keep him but officially Dargo might be the one to go. That would be eight but that is still be to finalised. It could be a case of him still being about here and involved and we will try our best to try and make that happen. If we can't then he will be the one to go.

"He understands that, he has been fully aware of that but it has been a difficult one for him as well because he can go away like the rest and claim his benefits.

"These ones who have gone are classed as high earners but they were not getting a lot of money. They were on average First Division wages it was just that compared to the rest, and remember the budget was slashed at the start of the season, the boys I brought in are on half of what they were on. It just works out on paper that they are the highest paid; it is not because they were getting a fortune. If they get the right move they might get more elsewhere."

The administrator has still to talk to the coaching staff but the gaffer was optimistic that has assistant Gerry McCabe would be able to stay.  Neil McCann doesn't receive payment anyway and goalkeeping coach Brian Potter is needed even more in the absence of Paul Gallacher.

The Manager clarified the references to three young players leaving. That included Jordan Brown who had left last month and keeper Steven Mayne who was already at Rosyth. 18 year old Jack Bruce had initially been told he was leaving but that will not happen after a backer stepped in to fund his wages.



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