Kilmarnock have released a statement thanking The Killie Trust after it offered to bring forward funds of £40,000, with a further £10,000 on top of that.

The move by The Killie Trust came after football in Scotland was suspended due to the rapidly developing Coronavirus pandemic, which has placed countries across the world on lockdown.

Scottish football was ceased last Friday, as measures are put in place to try and control the disease’s spread.

The Kille Trust have offered to bring forward the scheduled handover of £40,000, plus an extra £10,000 (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

It is looking highly like now that the 2019/20 season will be suspended for months, and there is the possibility at this stage that it could be voided.

The statement reads: “The Board of Kilmarnock Football Club would like to say a heartfelt thanks to The Killie Trust for offering to bring forward the scheduled handover of £40,000 of ‘Trust in Killie’ funds.

“The bond forged between Kilmarnock FC and The Killie Trust in recent years has continued to grow and this wonderful gesture is just the latest example, which shows ‘Together We Are Stronger’.

Kilmarnock face a wait to see how the 2019/20 season will conclude (Photo by Steve Welsh/Getty Images)

Director Cathy Jamieson said: “Everybody at Kilmarnock Football Club is extremely grateful for the work of The Killie Trust. Over the weekend, we’ve seen a huge rise in the number of people joining the Trust and pledging regular subscriptions to ‘Trust in Killie’.

“This shows just how much the club means to Killie fans. Even when there is no football on the immediate horizon, our supporters are stepping up and backing the team in these unprecedented times.”

It just goes to show how much football really means to people, and hats off to Killie supporters for trying to help their club during a time of genuine uncertainty.

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