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Club meets local MP in urgent call for Government support

29 October 2020

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Fleetwood Town have today highlighted the precarious situation in football during a meeting with MP Paul Maynard.

The Member of Parliament for Blackpool North and Cleveleys visited Poolfoot Farm to discuss issues with the club’s Chief Executive Steve Curwood and was alerted to the grave situation which many EFL clubs, including Fleetwood Town, find themselves in.

On the meeting, Curwood said: “It was good to meet and gain support and understanding from Paul Maynard, but I can’t stress enough how quickly EFL now require help from the Government.

“A number of clubs weren’t able to meet October’s financial commitments and have been bailed out by the EFL. Next month 10 clubs look likely to be in the same boat and will be unable to make ends meet. There’s no doubt to me we are in serious danger of losing football clubs if we don’t act now.

“At present, we are being forced to play without crowds and subsequently have seen our income streams totally dry up. If something isn’t done, and quickly, then communities could be left without their local football clubs.

“The Government have stepped in to help other sectors, throwing millions at arts for example, and we are now calling for MPs to ensure we can save our clubs.”

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