Dundee United have opened talks with their players over whether or not wage cuts and deferrals can be agreed.

The Tannadice club, like every other SPFL outfit, have been hit hard by the lack of revenue available this season. It’s down to the impact of football without fans as the Covid-19 pandemic continues.

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Aberdeen and Hibs are amongst the sides to have already put cuts or deferrals in place whilst Peterhead announced this week that redundancies would be made at Balmoor.

United are no different and talks are set to begin. There is unrest though amid reports that not all players and staff may be included in these talks.

Most notably, summer signings would be left out of these conversations, which hasn’t eased debate ahead of these showdown talks. Owner Mark Orgen has now spoken on the situation.

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Currently stuck in America, Orgen has said that nothing can be ruled out at this moment in time as Dundee United look to avoid redundancies.

“We expected some fans back,” said Orgen (Evening Telegraph). “As a result we’re doing a total review of the club’s finances and we’re going to be implementing some cost-cutting measures for the short term and the medium term to counteract what is happening.

“We have to plan now for the worst-case scenario of no fans this season. We’d like to think there will be fans in the ground before then but we can’t plan for it. We’d also like to think there will be some government assistance coming but we can’t plan for that either.

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“I’d like to think that redundancies are off the table.”

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