Yeovil Town chairman and co-owner Scott Priestnall has said that the consensus from National League clubs is to complete the current season, with the continuing uncertainty surrounding the football shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Speaking in an update to supporters yesterday, Priestnall addressed the email statement from National League CEO Michael Tattersall to clubs that had been circulated, in which it was said: “The broad consensus was that our clubs wish for a decision to be made to close the season as soon as possible.”
Priestnall explained: “I think it’s been leaked today, but it doesn’t read the way that it’s intended. What has happened is the National League have now officially asked The FA to postpone all remaining league fixtures.
“Obviously there’s no chance of us playing football before the 24th of April, but having spoken to the league today and a number of clubs over the last few days, there is a consensus to get the league completed, whenever that might be and when we can actually start to play football again. I think our lead will be taken on what happens with the Premier League and the EFL, but I certainly believe if those guys complete their seasons there’s a very good chance we’ll complete our season as well, which is vitally important for a club like ours.
“Well, it’s vital for any club, but especially being relegated from the EFL it has such financial implications to us, not just from a straightforward funding point of view, but also for projects like our academy.”
Darren Sarll’s Yeovil are currently 4th in the table, having played 37 of their 46 fixtures.