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King's Lynn Town remain in limbo over Gloucester City away fixture in National League North




King's Lynn Town remain in limbo as to whether tomorrow night's (Monday) National League North fixture at Gloucester City will go ahead.

Gloucester's home fixture against Blyth Spartans was postponed on Saturday due to Tigers' players and staff being in isolation with possible symptoms of Coronavirus.

Lynn's game, meanwhile, went ahead with the Linnets suffering a 1-0 defeat at home to Guiseley - their second home reverse in the space of a few days.

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The Walks (29853558)

Linnets general manager Mark Hearle said: "We contacted and spoke with Gloucester on Saturday to seek clarity on the situation.

"The steer we are currently getting is that a decision will be made on Monday morning after they have spoken with the National League.

"We have made our points to them via e-mails and will bring supporters up to date when we have firm news to give.

"This whole situation is a very difficult one and lots of decisions will be made over the coming days, which as a club we may have no say on.

"I urge all supporters to keep in touch with the club's social media platforms over the coming days or if unsure on any issues please contact the football club by phone."

The National League released a statement last night saying: "The National League wishes to sincerely thank the fans, players, officials, staff, volunteers and sponsors who have arranged, supported and played in our 23 matches across the country today."

Chief executive officer Michael Tattersall added: "Our thoughts are with the players and staff of our clubs who are self-isolating or otherwise affected by the Coronavirus.

"The National League is keeping the continuation of the season under constant review and will provide a further update in due course."

The National League has come under fire for letting games still go ahead at the weekend after the Premier League and EFL suspended games until at least April 3.

Eastleigh boss Ben Strevens said there was "no way whatsoever" matches should have been played following his side's clash against Notts County.

Strevens told The Argus: “The reason National League games went ahead and the EFL games didn’t go ahead and the Premier League games didn’t go ahead is because whoever sits on the board of the National League cared about money.

“For the well-being of the spectators and it’s not only players because they’re young, fit athletes. It’s nothing to do with that.

“It’s the supporters who come here – and it’s not only the supporters, we’ve got a kitman who is an old boy.

“I looked around today and there’s stewards that are older. They’re the ones that are most at risk from this virus.

“If the EFL are not playing them and if the Premier League are not playing them, then the National League shouldn’t be playing them.”


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