Basingstoke Town chairman Kevin White believes this is the ideal opportunity to push on with plans to further regionalise the game at Step 3-6.

With the announcement yesterday evening of the season being drawn to a close, plans for a restructure were also mentioned.

A number of people in the non-league game have urged changes to ease the strain of travel on teams, particularly with clubs desperately trying to survive.

White told Basingstoke’s website: “Now is the perfect time to be working on the restructure of Steps 3-6 in a bid to make it more regionalised.

“It’s the perfect time to remove the pressure that is put on clubs and fans alike to travel such lengthy journeys to play and support.

“We were aware of plans to do this at the end of the 2019/2020 season, and for some unknown reason, it got pushed to the wayside.

“You’d like to think they’d have already completed a lot of that work in terms of process and organisation by that point.

“There has always been a need to restructure to ease pressure in terms of travel, but the situation clubs have found themselves in over the course of the past 12 months, there needs to be a lifeline handed out, and this would be a way of doing it.”

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