Sheffield coronavirus football news LIVE: The latest United & Wednesday news as EFL prepare for emergency meeting

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Wednesday, 18th March 2020, 7:07 am
Updated Wednesday, 18th March 2020, 7:07 am
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We'll keep you up to date with breaking news throughout the day, including today’s EFL meeting as both Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday wait to learn the outcome for their current campaigns, and prepare themselves for when football returns to normality. Both clubs were at pivotal points of their season when football was suspended, and will be keen to discover how the campaign will be concluded. Click 'refresh' for the latest updates.

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Sheffield coronavirus football news LIVE

Last updated: Wednesday, 18 March, 2020, 13:45

Accrington Stanley's chairman Andy Holt on Twitter

I need to be sure the bank lends funds in any event or I’m laying staff off. I have no choice. I have spoken to @RBS (Royal Bank of Scotland) about a sizeable loan that I may or not need. 

"This confirmation means I won’t sack staff. I’ll take the loss, but won’t lose the business."

Because without the staff who helped me get where I am, I couldn’t do it, there is no future. They don’t deserve to lose their incomes, they didn’t start #COVID2019. Our balance sheet is strong.

"Together we get through this. Without the (government) guarantee scheme @ASFCofficial is finished."

The EFL will be discussing the possibility of extending the current resumption date of April 3rd, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to worsen.

Clubs will push for the season to be carried on into June and July, if required, following the postponement of Euro 2020 by a year.

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

The EFL are set to have an emergency meeting today to discuss a plan to conclude the season once its suspension comes to an end, while the Premier League will have a similar gathering tomorrow.

Stick with us for all the breaking news throughout the day, as football looks to find a way through a highly complex situation.

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