Solihull Moors chairman Darryl Eales has said that the club’s staff will receive March and April salaries in full.

Like so many clubs, the National League promotion-chasers are trying to adapt and plan while having their income suddenly taken away. Moors chairman Eales has provided an update on the situation regarding staff pay at the club, explaining:

“In the short term, alongside furloughing staff, we will seek to ensure staff do not suffer financially. At this time, no staff have been asked to take pay reductions and March and April salaries will be paid in full.”

With all staff on furlough, Eales adds: “One of the consequences of furlough is that we cannot ask staff to carry out their normal duties. This naturally includes updating media channels and hence the number of updates from the club will reduce over the next few weeks.”

On the decision over whether the current season gets completed, he said: “At the moment, football is a secondary consideration, but the club supports an approach that enables everyone to follow the Government advice regarding the lockdown, and that football should take its time before making any decisions regarding the future of this season and the implications for next season.¬†Personally, I feel it is better if all leagues – Premier League, EFL and National League – adopt a common approach and remain in step together.

“Aside from any financial support from the FA, the Premier League or the EFL, and alongside any Government support, the board can reassure fans that it will ensure that the club survives the current challenges and will emerge intact with as bright a future as before the crisis.”

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