Sutton United chairman Bruce Elliott says the club face a “very frightening time” as football shuts down because of coronavirus.

A crowd of 2,126 were at Gander Green Lane on Saturday as Sutton drew 1-1 against Hartlepool, with the National League continuing over the weekend.

But the prospect of more football in the coming weeks is slim and Elliott admits the financial implications for non-league clubs is a major concern.

“It would be a very frightening time,” Elliott told Standard Sport. “The government advise people on what to do which is why I was reasonably comfortable with playing on Saturday because the advice is to carry on as normal unless you are affected by it.

“This is such a community club, that is the other factor people don’t seem to have remembered.”

Read more: https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/sutton-united-nonleague-coronavirus-football-news-a4388511.html

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