Danny Searle says he and his players are happy to give up part of their wages if it means someone else at Aldershot Town keeping their job.

The National League club released a statement on Thursday revealing all staff, including players, management and office workers, had agreed to reduce their salaries in order to “help the club move forward” while games were suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Aldershot’s announcement came days after fellow National League side Barnet put all non-playing staff on notice of redundancy.

And Shots boss Searle explained while not everyone was contributing the same amount, it was “heart-warming” to be able to help.

“We are a part of a bigger picture and we sat down as football staff and players and discussed what we could do to help,” Searle said.

“Each individual case, and pardon the pun here, would have to be taken in isolation because everyone’s financial situation is different but what we have said is, between us, we will contribute a figure per month from our wages back to the club.

“We have to live our lives too and many of us have families and mortgages but, within reason, we can all help out.”

Read more: https://www.getsurrey.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/aldershot-town-boss-doing-bit-17967966

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