A Glasgow football club has suffered a devastating loss after their roof was blown off last night.

Glasgow United FC, based in Shettleston, was damaged by Storm Isha as it swept through the city last night.

Luckily, nobody was injured but the price of the repairs is cause for serious concerns.

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Iain Orr, assistant coach, said: “It’s absolutely devastating, gutting. A lot of work goes into maintaining a football club and these are things that just set you back tenfold.

“The cost of this is going to be quite a lot.

“There is damage to the pitch where the roof fell off and the roof itself is going to be a lot of money.

“How we will fund this, we really don’t know.

“It’s really not good for the club.

“This is the biggest blow that has happened to us."

Already struggling with funding, the community asset is now at risk.

He said: “This could be detrimental for us, we live hand-to-mouth every month, hoping we get a few people through the gate to help cover some costs.

“We haven’t touched the sides of what this is going to cost us.

“We already rely on lots of help from the locals, if possible.

“We are constantly crying out for volunteers.

“Help with this from anywhere would be brilliant, as I say, this is really bad for us."

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Across Glasgow, serious damage was caused by Storm Isha.

As the Glasgow Times reported, several residents reported fences caving in, car windows being broken and trees falling.

The Carmyle resident said: “I knew the winds were really bad but you never think that’s what is going to happen.

“It’s quite an impact because we have lots of kids within the academy as well and games to be played.

“This could have a detrimental effect on us.

“We are looking at the existing damage and also hoping that the rain doesn’t cause any further damage."

The pavilion, which houses the changing rooms, and the pitch will both need extensive work.

The 43-year-old said: "The front of the roof fell onto the main road and pieces of it to the pitch.

“The metal dug into the grass.

“Our next home game is on February 3, so it’s just a race against time as the changing rooms are not fit for purpose.

“This is affecting a whole community, it’s that bad."