Time fast running out for Gretna

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The threat of extinction still hung over Gretna last night as the club's administrator explored ways to put together a team for tomorrow's Scottish Premier League game at Aberdeen, and buy time to find a way to avoid folding.

With postponement effectively signalling the club was finished, if Gretna can fulfil the fixture, either by persuading senior players to play knowing they will not be paid or by fielding juniors, then the administrator, David Elliot, might have time for talks with prospective buyers.

"As of today, we do not have a team that we can put out on Saturday," Elliot said. "I am being dragged, kicking and screaming, to the death throes of this club."