Partick Thistle join Raith Rovers in seeking donations from fans to ease coronavirus crisis


Partick Thistle have endorsed a crowdfunder aiming to raise £20,000 for them

Championship side Partick Thistle have joined League One leaders Raith Rovers in appealing to fans for donations them get through the coronavirus crisis.

Fans of the Maryhill club have set up a page with a target to raise £20,000, while Rovers are aiming for £25,000.

Thistle cited a “potentially significant loss of income” due to the suspension of the season.

SPFL chief executive Neil Doncaster has already warned of “dire financial consequences” for clubs.

Partick Thistle, who currently sit bottom of the Championship with nine games remaining, say they have a “strong financial base” but face “uncertainty” with no income from matches for the foreseeable future.

The club offered fans different options to contribute if able to do so, as did Raith Rovers, who said on Tuesday: