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Paul Robinson has said that help is going to have to be given to the teams in the lower leagues after it was reported that many want the season voided because of financial troubles.
talkSPORT journalist Alex Crook said there was a “growing clamour” of EFL clubs that wanted the 19/20 season abandoned.
He said as many as 40% were in financial trouble and wanted to start selling season tickets for next season.
Talking exclusively to MOT Leeds News Robinson said, “Well someone’s going to have to help the teams lower down.
“Andrea Radrizzani has said that Leeds are facing troubles and there are obviously clubs even worse off.
“Leeds are lucky in that they’ve got one of the biggest fan bases in the world and sponsorship and revenue that will keep them going.
“But you look further down and clubs are literally relying on money that comes through the turnstiles to keep running.
“Without that there will have to be some assistance or aid, from the Premier League or the PFA or the government.
“But it needs to drop through the leagues to keep these clubs going if the season is going to be finished.”
Cracks are starting to appear in the solidarity around getting the 19/20 season finished.
If games can’t resume in May, and that’s looking very unlikely, then smaller clubs are going to start to suffer if they have to keep their players working and fit and ready for the re-start.
That can’t go on indefinitely without financial help from somewhere.
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