Help club soften Setanta blow - Wallace

Your club needs you. That s the message from chairman Phil Wallace as Boro look to bounce back from the �100,000 financial void left by Setanta s collapse. Wallace is encouraging people in the local area to get along to as many Boro games as possible th

Your club needs you.

That's the message from chairman Phil Wallace as Boro look to bounce back from the �100,000 financial void left by Setanta's collapse.

Wallace is encouraging people in the local area to get along to as many Boro games as possible this season with the promise that any profits made through gate receipts will go straight into manager Graham Westley's playing budget.

"The money we make on the gate goes into improving the playing squad so I would encourage people to get along to as many games as they can to help their local team," Wallace told The Comet. "The support of the fans makes all the difference to the running of the club and we want to be filling out The Lamex Stadium as much as we can."


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A board meeting was held last week where Wallace identified 20 points where he feels the club can make up the financial shortfall left by Setanta's demise last month.

Wallace, who cut short his stay in America to address the shortfall in Boro's budget, feels progress was made in the meeting and is hoping success on the pitch could ease the club's concerns.

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"We have identified 20 points to make the savings and they are all do-able. It's now a case of setting out to achieve them.

"Sometimes these problems are put in front of you and it's how you overcome them that matters.

"The stupid thing to do would be to sit and do nothing - that's when you can get yourself into a major problem.

"Last year we had success on the pitch and that takes away your money worries. That would obviously be good again but you cannot plan for that."

You can help boost the playing budget at Boro by attending the club's four pre-season friendlies at The Lamex Stadium before the big Blue Square Premier kick-off against Tamworth on August 8.

Westley's side face Brighton on Saturday, July 18 (ko 3pm), Millwall on Saturday, July 25 (ko 3pm), Peterborough on Tuesday, July 28 (ko 7.45pm) and Southend on July 31 (ko 7.45pm).

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