Dartford say they are continuing to back the idea of the 2019/20 campaign at the top of the National League South being resolved on the pitch.

The Darts had a nine-point cushion in the play-off places before the season was suspended in March, though were 14 points behind league leaders Wealdstone in the one automatic promotion spot.

In a statement from co-chairman Steve Irving, it was explained: “We will be making announcements about the future of the current Vanarama season as soon as we are able, but we can confirm that the board has continued to press for a sporting outcome, and to prepare for playoffs and promotion, should the league decide to take that route.

“Clearly, whilst football is important to all of us at the club, the number-one priority is the safety and well-being of supporters, staff and players alike. These are unprecedented days and we will respond flexibly to any decision the league takes.”

On the respective contract situations at the club, Irving adds: “There are no lavish pay deals at our level and the relatively modest rewards our players and staff enjoy are crucial to supporting their families. The board therefore had no hesitation in agreeing to meet the full pay of playing and non-playing staff in line with their contracts.

“We know this has been appreciated by members of the DFC playing and backroom staff and we are pleased to have made this decision.”

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