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RFL monitoring Keighley closely

21st November 2018, 15:56 by Aidan Perkins

The RFL is watching the situation at Keighley Cougars closely as financial difficulties continue to affect the League One club.

Keighley have been placed in special measures by the governing body as the players have not been paid since August and the club missed a deadline of Tuesday imposed to settle the out-of-date wage bill.

The RFL say they have been told the players will receive the money owed to them this week but have ordered the Cougars they cannot register or contact players during the current period and the situation appears to be ongoing with little sign of a resolution following head coach Craig Lingard's recent resignation in protest at the situation.

Keighley owners, Austria Holdings, have not publicly commented on the situation but an RFL statement laid bare the problems at the West Yorkshire outfit.

"We're concerned about and monitoring the situation," it read.

"We have been given assurances the players will be paid this week. If that doesn't happen, that would clearly be another cause for serious concern.

"We are also seeking clarity over the club's governance."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Aidan Perkins is a senior journalist that specialises in football stories. Aidan, a Liverpool fan, also has a broad knowledge of several other sports.

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