Time has come for fans to show support for Trawlerboys
- Credit: Nick Butcher
Lowestoft Town are set to play their first home match since the scale of the club's financial difficulties became apparent.
The Trawlerboys take on Wingate and Finchley this evening at the Amber Dew Events Stadium, nine days after a statement revealed a 'near critical' situation where the Bostik Premier League side are 'quickly running out of money.'
Players went unpaid for January and the club are currently working with the squad to devise a payment plan. A 'Save Lowestoft Town FC' GoFundMe page has also been set up with the aim of raising £50,000 to keep them afloat.
Fans have meanwhile been urged by manager Dale Brooks and a host of community leaders to turn out in support of the Blues, starting with Tuesday night's 7.45pm kick off against a side sitting 11 places above them in the division.
This evening's game is the first of five home matches for Lowestoft before the season comes to an end and they desperately need to increase their gate receipts to steer clear of further financial turmoil.
The acquisition of former Leiston and Bury Town forward Armani Schaar should serve as a boost to the team tonight, but they will be without striker Shaun Bammant who was injured during Saturday's 3-0 loss at Enfield Town.
• Visit the 'Save Lowestoft Town FC' GoFundMe page to pledge your support for the Trawlerboys.