Apr 13 2012 Exclusive by Fraser Wilson
THE future of speedway Premier League champions Glasgow Tigers has been plunged into doubt just a month into the new season.
Bosses at the Ashfield-based outfit are set to make an announcement at Sunday's home meeting with Workington Comets - and it's not expected to be positive news.
The Glaswegian understands the club has hit serious financial problems after a business plan to pay off the rebuild of their track last year fell apart.
Tigers bosses had hoped to bring in cash through the sale of top assets Nick Morris and Josh Grajczonek through the winter.
However, Grajczonek's leg break last season ruled him out of a move while Morris has only been offloaded to Swindon in a loan deal.
Adding to the problem is a worrying slump in home attendances so far this season with just 580 attending the recent meeting with Scunthorpe and 614 for the visit of Berwick Bandits.
Co-bosses Stewart Dickson and Alan Dick - who have been in charge of the club for 12 years and led the club to the Premier League title last year - are now preparing to address fans at this Sunday's clash with Workington.
A defiant Dickson said: "I will not allow this club to go under but the bottom line is we need the supporters' help.
"It's their club more than anyone else's but we need more through the gates.
"I understand it's tough at this time and we value our regular supporters, we really do. But we just need a bit more to help us through this difficult time."