Sky Sports’ Jeff Stelling has said he believes that The FA should intervene following Boreham Wood’s decision not to grant access to the Southend Echo for this weekend’s FA Cup tie.

Echosport reported that they were denied access to the upcoming match between Southend United and Boreham Wood, at the Wood’s Meadow Park.

In response, Boreham Wood yesterday issued a statement in which they said: “Unfortunately, we cannot look after away match reporters during this lockdown, as match reporters are not deemed as essential workers and can do their work from the safety of their homes via the live streams we provide.

“As such we will not be able to accommodate any non-essential media during this latest COVID-19 lockdown.”

Soccer Saturday host Stelling disputed the stance via Twitter, responding to a fellow user with: “I don’t have any influence Kay! But I believe @FA should intervene. For lower league/non league fans the local media is essential and the attendance of visiting media should be non negotiable.”

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