The National League have announced that they are looking to terminate the 2019-20 season ‘as soon as possible’ due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The current campaign, which sees Pools sitting three points off the final play-off place, is set to be scrapped though what happens with promotions and relegations remains uncertain.

The legal and financial implications could be significant with the EFL and Premier League still looking to play out their remaining fixtures.

Barrow currently sit four points clear at the top of the National League but could still be denied a return to the Football League for the first time since 1972.

“This season has to finish at some stage, whenever that may be,” Hartlepool chief executive Mark Maguire said.

“If that means it’s at the start of when next season would be, then so be it. It’s £100 million between the Championship and the Premier League, It’s £1 million between the National League and League Two.”

Read more: https://www.hartlepoolmail.co.uk/sport/football/hartlepool-united-chief-executive-mark-maguire-discusses-financial-implications-national-league-not-finishing-due-coronavirus-outbreak-2518248

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