Solihull Moors say the club have made ‘formal representation to the National League board’ urging the league to start on 3rd October as scheduled.
It comes after yesterday’s news that the planned return of supporters to stadiums was to be put on hold. Moors have said today: “The National League confirmed on July 27 to its clubs that the start date for the season would be October 3 and, as such, the club have been preparing for a 46-game season and have undertook a full five-week pre-season training programme. The club have also invested in the team for the new season ahead, all gearing towards the scheduled start date.
“The National League previously gained approval from the Government for our league to be classed as an elite sport. As of 23 September, all elite football in England above the National League has commenced (12 September) as well as other leagues below which are classed as non-elite.
“It would appear that, as a league, we have been caught between elite and non-elite, causing serious uncertainty with regards to our 2020/21 fixture programme. As an elite league, we should be mirroring The EFL and Premier League, who commenced on 12 September.
“In light of the Government’s latest announcement, we firmly believe that the season should commence on October 3 behind-closed-doors.”