After failing to meet an agreed deadline of paying wages owed to players, the FAI announced that sanctions will be imposed on Bray Wanderers, sanctions that don't go far enough according to Stuart Byrne.

In a statement released on Monday evening, the FAI says that they have removed Bray Wanderers FC from participating in the IRN-BRU Scottish Challenge Cup and that ‘the club will not be permitted to register any new players for the remainder of the 2018 SSE Airtricity League season.’

Speaking on Soccer Republic, Byrne was quite dismissive of the FAI stance.

He said: "If ever there was evidence that a process doesn't have teeth this is it. The sanctions aren't strong enough.

"First of all, there is no decision on the players wages and the can is being kicked down the road until tomorrow morning and it will probably go on after that.

"Shame on the people at Bray Wanderers on the way they have treated the football club over the last three years"

"The IRN-BRU Scottish Cup - I don't give a damn about it and who does to be quite honest with you. 

"Between now and January, there should be something put together that will have repercussions for those who want to come into this football league and treat it like a Mickey Mouse league. There simply has to be repercussions.

"Shame on the people at Bray Wanderers on the way they have treated the football club over the last three years."