Ian Evatt has welcomed advance payments from the Premier League to the National League but said further financial support is needed during the coronavirus crisis.

A £125m fund is being paid out by the Premier League to English Football League clubs, as well as the National League, as clubs face a difficult period following the Covid-19 outbreak.

However, the money is an advance on solidarity payments, parachute payments and academy grants owed to clubs in August and is not extra funding.

The Barrow AFC boss, whose side sit four points clear at the top of National League, acknowledged clubs were struggling financially and called for more support.

Evatt said: “The money that is being given out was needed.

“But is not that much and is only an advance payment.

“It would have been coming at the end of August.”

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