Peterhead manager Jim McInally is delighted with the club’s fundraising efforts and says they may boost his budget.
During the pandemic the Blue Toon set up a super 50/50 draw which concluded last weekend.
Following the prize money being paid out the Balmoor club have been left with just shy of £19,000.
McInally does not know yet what his budget for next season, which is due to begin on October 17, but says the generosity of the club’s supporters is greatly appreciated and may help him when it comes to retaining players or adding new recruits this summer.
He said: “The total was fantastic and that will help the club massively, it shows that there are people there who care about the club.
“I know people wanted to win the money, but by the same token they’re helping the club and I have to be honest I didn’t think we’d get close to that.
“We’re still not quite at the stage of knowing what are budget is going to be yet.
“But the money raised of course could make a difference when it comes to signing a player or resigning players.
“When it comes to budgets I think we’ll need to get the club opened again and see how we go from there. The coffee shop can open from the 15th and there’s other things we’ll be able to do soon.
“Once the fixture list comes out we can get season tickets sorted out.
“I know people are selling season tickets, but with the 27 games we don’t know how many home games we’ll have so it’s hard to sell stuff when you don’t know.
“It’s tough to price it right but once all these things are sorted out then we’ll be able to get round to restarting training and signing and resigning players.”