Sheffield coronavirus football LIVE: Latest United and Wednesday news as Championship club urge players to take 50% pay cut

Good morning, and welcome to the 'Sheffield coronavirus football news LIVE' blog.

Wednesday, 25th March 2020, 12:17 pm

We'll keep you up to date with any breaking news throughout the day, as both Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday continue to prepare for when football returns to normality. Both clubs were at pivotal points of their season when football was suspended due to the COVID-19 outbreak, and will be keen to discover how the campaign will be concluded. Click 'refresh' for the latest updates.

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Shefffield coronavirus football LIVE

Last updated: Wednesday, 25 March, 2020, 16:16

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Birmingham City urge high-earners to take pay cuy

With match day revenue now gone, the financial implication for clubs of all levels is concerning. 

According to BBC Sport, Birmingham City have asked players at the club earning more than £6k-per-week to take a pay cut, in order to help balance the books.

Meanwhile, League Two's Forest Green have turned to the Government's wage-support scheme to pay their staff.

We'll keep you up to date with any breaking news throughout the day, as both Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday continue to prepare for when football returns to normality. 

Both clubs were at pivotal points of their season when football was suspended due to the COVID-19 outbreak, and will be keen to discover how the campaign will be concluded. Click 'refresh' for the latest updates.

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