Bradford ordered to pay up

Image: Mark Stewart: Bradford ordered to pay compensation to Falkirk for player

Bradford City have been ordered to pay compensation to Falkirk for the signing of Mark Stewart.

The Scottish club have waited two and a half years to be re-imbursed for Stewart's switch to West Yorkshire. On Friday afternoon the Bairns were told they were in the right over claiming training compensation for the forward. The Court of arbitration for Sport (CAS) has sided with Falkirk in the long-running dispute. It is a year since FIFA ruled in Falkirk's favour and ordered Bradford to pay more than £200,000 for Stewart under the governing body's compensation system. That still stands, but CAS has softened the blow for the Bantams and reduced a portion of the payment. The fee is thought to be in the region of £160,000. Since leaving Bradford Stewart has played for Hamilton, Dundee and Kilmarnock and is currently turning out for Derry City.

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