Town stars asked to take pay cut

CASH-strapped Ipswich Town have asked all their staff – including players – to take a pay cut for the next few months, The Evening Star reveals today.The club is introducing a pay referral scheme – between two and ten per cent of salaries – in an attempt to staunch its losses after relegation.

By Paul Geater

CASH-strapped Ipswich Town have asked all their staff – including players – to take a pay cut for the next few months, The Evening Star reveals today.

The club is introducing a pay referral scheme – between two and ten per cent of salaries – in an attempt to staunch its losses after relegation.

The Star understands that club chairman David Sheepshanks, manager George Burley, new chief executive Derek Bowden and a number of players have led the way.

Some will notice a significant fall in how much they take home.

The scheme is voluntary, but staff – especially high-earning players – are coming under pressure to agree to it.

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