Harrogate Town managing director Garry Plant has revealed that none of the club’s employees are in immediate danger of losing their jobs.

Football at all levels has been suspended as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, leaving teams across the country on the verge of financial crisis.

Clubs lower down the pyramid such as Town, who play in England’s fifth tier, are heavily reliant on gate receipts as their main source of income, yet it is looking increasingly unlikely that any more games will take place below Football League level before the start of 2020/21.

Harrogate’s National League rivals Hartlepool United, Yeovil Town and Aldershot have all been forced into cutting staff salaries in the last week, while Barnet recently put all non-playing personnel on notice of redundancy.

The situation at Wetherby Road is however a somewhat healthier one at this moment in time.

“We have thus far safeguarded the positions of all employees and players, which is great news for both the club and the local community, of which we are a part,” Plant said.

Read more: https://www.harrogateadvertiser.co.uk/sport/football/coronavirus-no-job-cuts-looming-harrogate-town-2518476

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