Barnet chairman Tony Kleanthous has given a further update on the situation at the club, and says he has been ‘taken aback by some of the reaction’ to the announcement of staff being put on notice.

It was announced on Tuesday (17th March) that all staff at the National League club were being put on notice, in light of the football season suspension during the COVID-19 pandemic. Kleanthous has said today that if the 2019/20 season resumes, and the team go on to achieve promotion, staff will retain their positions.

The Bees are currently 11th, four points off the play-offs but with games in hand on everyone above them. Kleanthous adds: “We are holding on to this very slim chance with hope but, at best, I cannot see this happening before June, if at all.”

Here is the full statement from Barnet’s official website