Bankrupt Dundee striker Craig Beattie has been praised for taking control of his money problems.
The 30-year-old has built up debts of nearly 70,000 and declared himself insolvent last week.
According to Ian Wright, of WRI Associates who has taken control of Beattie’s assets the striker has had reduced income in recent years.
He was also on basic wages during a spell of injury at Dens Park earlier this year.
However, Mr Wright says Beattie was on the ball by declaring himself bankrupt.
A statement from WRI Associates said: “Mr Beattie is being fully cooperative as we currently review his financial circumstances.
“Initial findings suggest his insolvency is a result of a significant reduction in income over recent years, and that the debt appears to made mostly of consumer credit and domestic bills.
“A spell out of action due to injury during this season has seen Mr Beattie receive a basic wage, bringing his financial difficulties to a head.
“In helping Mr Beattie rectify his finances, Ian Wright will draw on more than 20 years’ experience in both personal and business insolvency matters.
“Mr Beattie has acted in the correct manner.”
Mr Wright added that not many people take this approach to helping fix their finances causing stress and often unnecessary expense.
Beattie joined the Dees in September and has scored four goals in 16 appearances.
The former Scotland striker previously had a spell at St Johnstone, between August 2012 and February 2013.
He started his career with Celtic before spells down south with the likes of West Brom and Swansea.