The National League have said they are speaking to the Government and The FA over a ‘critical financial support package’ amid the continuing absence of supporters in stadiums.

It follows Thursday’s National League board meeting, which also came after a joint-statement from National League North clubs indicating the vast majority were against starting 2020/21 behind closed doors. There has been no clarification over whether the new league campaign will start as planned next weekend, but a statement explained:

“In recognition of the financial uncertainty facing its member clubs, The National League is actively engaged with government, with the assistance of the Football Association, to secure a critical financial support package, and it is hoped this can be announced very soon.

“It is imperative the revenue shortfall caused by the pause to the safe return of spectators is responsibly addressed so each club can operate sustainably over the course of the forthcoming season.”

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