Leamington chairman Jim Scott has been giving his reaction to this week’s update on supporters attending matches.
With clubs further facing up to the prospect of more time without paying fans in the ground on a match day, the National League North side are just one of a great number continuing to be affected.
In an update, Scott began: “Yesterday’s government statement suspending the return of spectators on 1st October was a severe blow to football fans. The implications for fans at all levels is currently unclear and for National League clubs at Steps 1-2 even more so.
“There are currently so many unanswered questions. Will crowds of up to a maximum of 600 continue to be allowed at Steps 3-7? What will happen to the FA Cup as Step 2 clubs currently have to play behind closed doors and we are due to enter that competition on Saturday 3 October?
“What decision will the National League make on commencement of the season and will clubs get an individual vote on that decision. One point for your general interest is that if clubs have players on contract (not yet activated), and they play in an FA cup tie on 3rd October, then their contracts will be activated for the whole season, with significant costs to clubs.”