Video: Jermaine Jenas admits he fears for clubs following coronavirus delay

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Dom Le Roy

Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Jermaine Jenas has called for Premier League clubs to help out struggling lower league clubs.

It was announced yesterday morning that the Premier League, FA, EFL and WSL have collectively agreed to postpone the professional game in England amid the coronavirus outbreak.

The suspension is likely to significantly affect clubs lower down the professional footballing pyramid in England who rely on gate receipts and income generated from food and drink to help balance the books.

Jenas believes that there should be a discussion between the Premier League, elite clubs and the Government on how they can help to avoid the prospect of any club falling into administration as a result of the halt to the footballing calendar.

In August, Bury were expelled by the English Football League after failing to find a new owner in the face of financial problems (BBC).

They became the first side to drop out of the EFL since Maidstone’s liquidation in 1992 and Jenas is concerned that there could be further casualties unless there is help for clubs.

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