Maidstone United have furloughed the club’s ‘contracted players and office staff’.

The National League South side say it is a measure they have had to take in order to ‘prevent the club becoming insolvent’.

Chief executive Bill Williams has said: “This was a difficult decision, especially as it impacts lives and livelihoods, but this is the only way of supporting those players and staff in the short-term, while protecting the club and all those proud to be associated with it in the long-term.”

Williams goes on to add: “Maidstone United’s directors urge National League member clubs who have not voted on the outcome of this turbulent season to do so as a matter of urgency. Every day that ticks down to 28th February is piling more and more pressure on several clubs across the three divisions.

“In the event the vote goes in favour of continuing, with sanctions placed on those who cannot through no fault of their own, Maidstone United will look to field a team of non-contract and loan players, all of whom will represent the club for no payment.”

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