Rams praised by the PFA over handling of bonus payments

Last updated : 09 March 2007 By Rams Mad Editor

Mick McGuire
Mick McGuire gives praise to the handling of the bonus payment issues
Derby County have been praised by the Professional Footballers Association over the handling of the bonus differences between the players.

It has been reported that there was a row over bonus payments that could be paid to players brought in during the January transfer window. These players were offered substantial bonus payments if the Rams gain promotion, which were not offered, or were not as much as the players already at the club.

Rams manager Billy Davies has now said that all issues are resolved and the club "Remain totally focused on the remaining ten games of the season".

Mick McGuire, Chief Executive of the PFA said, "There was no dispute but there was problems" McGuire then went on to meet with Rams players and Derby County's managing Director, Mick Horton and saw that the situation had been settled to everyone's satisfaction.

Mr McGuire wanted it put on record that he had "The utmost praise for the way the club handled the matter".

Derby County suffered three defeats in the time the matter was being resolved. It is not clear whether this had anything to do with the discussions or any ill feeling there may have been within the squad. Hopefully with the matter resolved the Rams will continue on their winning ways starting with a win over second placed Birmingham City at St Andrews tonight.