Torquay United manager Gary Johnson says he hasn’t had any conversations with owner Clarke Osborne and chief executive officer George Edwards about the financial implications of the coronavirus outbreak.

All football is currently on hold and the National League season might not start again for months – but Johnson, who says the players will be ready to kick off again when the league resumes, said yesterday there have been no talks about how the shutdown will affect the club’s finances.

Johnson said: “There will be worries everywhere at every club at this moment in time. But as yet we haven’t had that conversation, where people are going to lose their jobs or part of their salary.

“Now, how long that can last, I don’t know. We are all in the same boat. What I do know about George and Clarke at our club is that they won’t do anything just on a whim.

“They will do things for the right reasons once they have calculated whatever it is they need to calculate and have come up with a formula that needs to happen.”

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