Gainsborough Trinity say they have now had to suspend all wage payments to club staff.

The Northern Premier Division club explain that wages were paid in full last week, but with the current COVID-19 pandemic shutting down football (and thus, clubs’ matchday revenue), Trinity say: “The club has had no income since our last home fixture, against Radcliffe FC on Tuesday 3rd March, and will likely have no further income forthcoming in the foreseeable future.

“Wages were paid in full last week, but in the absence of any additional income, we see no alternative than to suspend all wages to employees forthwith.

“Both the government and league governing body have announced schemes to assist with the effects of this pandemic, however, as of the time of writing, none of these schemes are operational. Without a shadow of doubt, the football club will pursue each funding initiative as it becomes operational and hope to pay the outstanding wages, if and when the funds materialise.”

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