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Bairns hit with fine over recruitment of McKinnon

Falkirk FC have been fined £60,000 over their appointment of boss Ray McKinnon and his assistant Darren Taylor.

The Bairns will be hit with an immediate £40,000 penalty, with £20,000 suspended for two years.

The club was found guilty at a hearing last month, over their recruitment of the duo.

They’d only been in charge of Championship rivals Greenock Morton for four months, before making the move to the Falkirk Stadium.

An online statement on the club’s website read, “Falkirk FC acknowledges the SPFL Independent Tribunal’s decision to fine the club £40,000 with a further £20,000 fine suspended until February 2021 in relation to breach of Rules D9 & D10.

“We have been advised that this money is to be paid to the SPFL Trust.

“We remain extremely disappointed with this decision and maintain the view that both ourselves and our management team acted appropriately at all times.

“At present, we are considering our position and will speak with our legal advisors regarding our potential options including appeal.

“There will be no further comment made at this time.”

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