Former Hearts star Ryan Stevenson has pledged to donate his wages back to Stranraer following the SPFL shutdown.

Scottish football has been left up in the air for an indefinite period after the Covid-19 pandemic forced its suspension.

Uncertain times. (Photo by Oliver Hardt – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

It has left many clubs like Stranraer worried about their futures, with the League One club one of many teams heavily reliant on gate money to keep the lights on. Stevenson says he’ll do his bit to ease their financial burden.

“I’ve offered to hand my wages back if the club want them,” he told BBC Sportsound. “From my point of view, the wages I get from Stranraer are helpful but under the circumstances I just couldn’t do it when you know you could be putting a club into a serious, serious position.


“There might not be a club to go back to.”

Touch of class

It’s a brilliant move from Stevenson with all the right motives. Any small financial boost will be gladly welcomed by teams like Stranraer in these uncertain times and their experienced campaigner is doing his bit.

A touch of class from former Hearts man Ryan Stevenson.

A touch of class from former Hearts man Ryan Stevenson. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)

Stevenson started his professional career at St Johnstone before taking in spells at several different clubs. His most famous association is likely Hearts, playing over 100 times across two spells.

He rejoined SPFL football this season after a spell in the junior game with Troon.

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