Mossley are the latest club to oppose the planned restart of the Northern Premier League season this month.

The Lilywhites have outlined their feelings on the matter following a meeting of the club’s board.

As part of a statement, the club say: “As it stands, with the number of supporters allowed to attend capped at 200 in Tier 3 and with no food or drink sales available, we are being forced to be loss-making by continuing the league season. Yesterday, we wrote to the Northern Premier League offering to share figures of the financial impact this decision will have.

“We have also asked them a number of questions and look forward to their response. We do not support the planned restart of the Northern Premier League season on the 19th or 26th December under current circumstances.

“As a club, we will conduct our own feasibility reviews on a fixture-by-fixture basis and act accordingly. We are very lucky to have a fantastic and loyal fan base.

“Sadly, many supporters will no longer be able to attend matches, the impact of which is not being considered in the decision by the league. The players, coaching team, supporters and directors want football back as soon as possible, but as custodians of a club with a 117-year history and a proud place at the heart of our community, we are not prepared to put our club at risk in the long-term.”

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