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Southend set for Straker tribunal

21 October 2012

Representatives from Southend United will attend a Professional Football Compensation Committee hearing on Monday.

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 Southend, Aldershot Town are entitled to compensation under the Bosman ruling.

However, as the two clubs have been unable to agree a valuation, a PFCC panel will now adjudicate on a final price on their behalf.

Straker has made ten appearances for Paul Sturrock’s side this season after moving from the Recreation Ground in the summer.

In accordance with the rules of The Football League, and in agreement with The Professional Footballers' Association, the Professional Football Compensation Committee (PFCC) is responsible for setting the compensation fee for players Under 24 where the club formerly holding his registration and the club next holding his registration fail to reach an agreement regarding compensation for training and development.

The PFCC comprises of an independent Chairman, an appointee from The Football League, an appointee of The Professional Footballers' Association and an appointee of 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 comes 24 hours before Southend United and Aldershot Town meet in npower League Two.

An update to the outcome of Monday’s hearing will be posted on southendunited.co.uk once confirmed.

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