Former Burton Albion manager Nigel Clough has stated that the majority of clubs in the League One and Two will find it very difficult to keep going in light of the current global situation.
Clough has recently resigned as manager of the Brewers after talks with chairman Ben Robinson, he did this in order to save other jobs at the club as struggles continue to mount after the football season was suspended.
No return date has been set, and there are a number of unanswered questions still around regarding player contracts and how clubs will run financially without the important ticket revenue that lower league teams need in order to survive.
Clough has insisted that the future for teams in the League One and Two is at risk and that without funds, the majority of clubs will find it very tough.
Speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live, Clough said: “I think the future is incredibly precarious for clubs in League One and Two.
“I know there are some owners who will have the funds to keep their clubs going, but the vast majority are going to find it very tough.”
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Clough is speaking honestly, and will know first-hand about the implications that could be set to affect a number of lower-league clubs in the English footballing pyramid.
Without ticket revenue, clubs are going to find it very hard to pay their wages and will struggle financially meaning a lot of these teams need a significant cash injection as soon as possible in order to stay afloat.
League One and Two sides may be making decisions similar to the Brewers in the future and it’s important that large associations understand the difficulty these clubs are currently going through and find a way to support them.