QuoteAyr United are to keep out of contract stars on their books for another month, the club has confirmed.
Players whose Somerset Park deals were set to expire at the end of next week will now be paid through June.
Club chiefs will utilise the UK Government's extended furlough scheme to pay affected players 80 per cent of their salaries.
A United spokesman said tonight that "standing by the players is the right thing to do".
They told the Ayrshire Post: "We want to look after them as much as we possibly can and the extension to the furlough scheme hopefully allows us to do that.
"By extending contracts into June, we are standing by the players at what is clearly a very difficult time.
"If we can use this scheme to assist then not only can we keep the squad together that bit longer, we can help the boys out at a vital time."
QuoteAyr to offer season ticket holders partial refunds for home games missed in the 19/20 campaign.
QuoteThe results of 1999 3-0 Andy Walker boots raffle.
Andy Walker boots: Jim Doolan
Signed Ayr United top: W Meek
Bottle of whisky: Bobby Bushell
Signed Andy Walker picture: Adam McNae
The final numbers
Raffle entries: 530
Total raised for AU 500 Fund: £2650
Bank transfers: 197
Thank you to everyone who has contributed. It's been fun arranging this to help our magnificent club.
QuoteAndy Walker 1999 boots raffle update.
144 tickets sold, raising £720 to be passed onto AU 500 Fund. Thank you to everyone who has contributed.
Andy Walker is in process of signing the boots, but it's taking a bit longer than hoped so draw will be pushed back to Saturday 23rd May.
With a little more time, let's try to get to £1000. If we can sell another 56 tickets to reach that target, I'll add some small consolidation prizes for 2nd & 3rd!
If you haven't entered and wish to do so, please get in touch by replying below or reach me on Twitter via @WJShorts