The Aberdeen playing staff and manager Derek McInnes are reportedly ready to consider deferring their wages during the football shutdown.

Premiership action is on hold for now as the world battles a global health pandemic. It’s thought that SPFL action may not be set for a return until as late as September potentially.

Aberdeen fans won’t be in Pittodrie for the foreseeable future as the pandemic takes its toll. (Photo by Scott Baxter/Getty Images)

Many are facing financial hardship as a consequence, with Hearts already slashing their wage bill by 50%. That’s only in Scotland, with big clubs like Barcelona also slicing their wages.

Aberdeen chairman Dave Cormack predicted £5-6 million in lost revenue from this period of shutdown whilst the Dons have also been notified by their insurers that their current policy would not cover pandemics when it renews on April 30.

As a result, McInnes and his squad are set to go into discussion over deferring their wages. They are eager to help the club come through this pandemic by playing their part. Discussions are currently being held over players and backroom staff dropping their wages until football’s return.

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