Clyde have released a statement on the club’s website regarding the current League One and League Two suspension and how it affects the club.
The League One side recognise that the current situation is different from the first lockdown last year. There is no danger of the club going out of business, for example. However, they are still having to take measures. At the moment there is no guarantee that League One and League Two will restart this season.
Some members of staff and the playing squad will be placed on furlough. The furlough will last for the entire three-week period that League One and Two is currently suspended for.
“Lockdown is different”
“We recognise that this lockdown is different to the previous one. In the spring and summer of 2020, the real concern and priority was for the club’s survival. However, the generosity of supporters, the James Anderson monies and grants and additional support from the Government, including the furlough scheme, has significantly lessened those fears” the statement begins.
The statement then moves on to the situation facing the club this season.
“There is no agreed route back to playing football and little certainty of what happens next. In the meantime, all players and certain football staff have been placed on furlough for the initial three-week period, with those involved in player transfer movement placed on flexible furlough. This arrangement may well be extended at the next review stage” the statement continues.
However, the statement ends on a promising note for Clyde fans. The club has announced individual training plans for all players. That is in case League One gets the go-ahead to start once again. The players will be as prepared as much as they can.
“The football department has ensured that on the playing front, each member of the squad has been given individual training plans, which will be monitored online. Training individually does not have the same intensity as in groups. But the systems are in place to help monitor and prepare for when the squad can return.”