Coronavirus: "Clubs will go out of business," says Luton Town's chief executive

25 March 2020

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Photo: PA Images Sweet urged supporters to purchase their season tickets for next season to help the club with their cash flow.

The chief executive of the club, Gary Sweet, has issued a guarantee that there won't be 72 clubs left in the EFL by the time the crisis is over.

Sweet urged supporters to purchase their season tickets for next season to help the club with their cash flow.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

The coronavirus pandemic will cause some clubs to go out of business, according to Luton Town's chief executive, Gary Sweet, who has issued a guarantee that there won't be 72 clubs left in the EFL by the time the season resumes, if it does at all.

With English football postponed until at least 30th April, lower-league clubs are being hit especially hard in terms of cash flow - largely due to the loss of matchday income, on which they are heavily reliant - causing some to speculate as to how long they can continue to sustain such losses.  

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