Derby County's chief executive says club have "essentially had zero income" since suspension

20 May 2020

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Photo: PA Images According to chairman Mel Morris (left), the current situation is a "devastating time" for the club.

The club would usually have sold about 80 per cent of next season's season tickets by now.

According to chairman Mel Morris, the current situation is a "devastating time" for the club.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

Derby County have "essentially had zero income" since football's suspension, according to their chief executive, Stephen Pearce, but are confident they will survive the crisis. 

Lower-league clubs are being hit especially hard in terms of cash flow due to currently going without matchday income, on which they are heavily reliant, but Championship clubs especially were prior to the crisis already in financially unstable positions.

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