Hamilton have issued a statement informing supporters they will do everything in their power to protect jobs, with football currently suspended.

The Coronavirus pandemic has forced the shutdown of football across most of the world, with several countries now in lockdown.

The unprecedented situation means teams can no longer count of the income of matchdays, meaning things are about to get very tough for a lot of clubs.

Hamilton are determined to protect job (Photo by Richard Sellers/Getty Images)

In Scotland, clubs such as Partick Thistle, Raith Rovers and Dunfermline Athletic have already called on their loyal supporters for help, while Hearts owner Ann Budge has been forced to slash wages of full-time employees by 50% to help the Jambos sustain themselves.

Hamilton are no exception, but Accies chairman Allan Maitland released a defiant statement on Friday amid the pandemic.

It read: “There is obviously going to be financial implications for all businesses, families, individuals, communities, charities and football clubs and we await guidance from the government on how these will be managed.

 

“We will be doing everything we can to protect the jobs and livelihoods of everyone connected with our Club.

“Our main message is that the well-being of the HAFC Family and Local Community, as always, remains our priority and once again we ask our fans and the football community to stick together through these difficult and unprecedented times.

Hopefully, the Accies will be able to keep everybody together and in an ideal world, the season will be able to resume later on this year and Brian Rice’s side can pick up where they left off.

Before the suspension, Hamilton were in the ascendency having won back-to-back Premiership matches against Rangers and Kilmarnock to get to within two points of safety.

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