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Tribunal to decide on Southend United's Anthony Straker
REPRENSATIVES from Southend United will attend a Professional Football Compensation Committee hearing today.
The club will present their case at the compensation tribunal in relation to the signing of defender Anthony Straker from Aldershot Town.
As Straker was under the age of 24 at the time of signing for Blues, the Shots are entitled to compensation under the Bosman ruling.
But as the two clubs have been unable to agree a valuation, a PFCC panel will now adjudicate on a final price on their behalf.
The PFCC comprises of an independent chairman, an appointee from the Football League, the Professional Footballers’ Association and the League Managers’ Association.
In setting compensation fees, the PFCC take into account the costs of training and development, the player’s age and playing record, the length of time he was registered with his former club, the terms offered by both clubs, the status of the two clubs, transfer fees paid previously for his services and the interest shown by other clubs in acquiring the registration of the player.
The tribunal also comes just 24 hours before Blues host Aldershot at Roots Hall.