Lanark United gaffer Jamie McKenzie welcomes news of £10 million grants package

Lanark boss Jamie McKenzieLanark boss Jamie McKenzie
Lanark boss Jamie McKenzie
Lanark United manager Jamie McKenzie has welcomed the Scottish Government’s announcement that lower-tier football clubs are to get a share of £10 million worth of grants.

That emergency funding package – aimed at helping clubs tackle lost ticket revenue during the pandemic – is part of an overall £55 million emergency sports fund for Scottish football, rugby, basketball, netball, motorsport, ice hockey, ice rinks and horse-racing.

“I think this money will be gratefully received,” Lanark gaffer Jamie said.

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“Obviously the year that we’ve had in life, never mind just in football, has been very difficult.

“Any money we get will be very welcome. We have no income coming in the door at all with no spectators at the games, so the club will be over the moon that we’re getting some kind of revenue.

“I’m pretty sure it will be used to keep clubs going.”

United, who had no game last Saturday, return to West of Scotland League Conference C action at home to Yoker this Saturday.

Mark Haddow is out through suspension but Jamie is hopeful of signing midfielder Kieran McGurk and centre-half Gary McMullen in time to face Yoker.

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