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CLUB STATEMENT: COVID-19 UPDATE

22 April 2020

The club has moved to update supporters following a meeting with EFL representatives and its Sky Bet League Two counterparts. 
 
EFL officials yesterday reaffirmed its board’s position, which remains to complete the current season - on the pitch. 
 
Those present, via videolink, were asked to continue working towards previously-revealed plans to resume the season and bring it to an official end in July.  
 
This will remain the case until at least the middle of May, as the sport awaits further information and guidance from the government.
 
City’s director of communications, Ryan Sparks, said: “Despite the wide range of reports circling in the media, the position of the EFL has clearly not changed.
 
“Contingency planning is being undertaken but, as things stand, we share the governing body’s desire to complete the season.
 
“That is, however, providing it can be done safely and without further harming football’s ever-worsening financial picture. 
 
“Everything remains very much under review at governing-body level and that is the case for us at Bradford City.
 
“Difficult decisions could well be made across the board, in the coming weeks and months, and we as a club will have to respond accordingly. 
 
“For most EFL clubs, certainly in the lower divisions, this is now about survival. 
 
“And there are concerns for those who entered this unprecedented period already in grave danger of financial collapse. 
 
“There is not a great deal of clarity we can share at the moment, which makes life very difficult for the club and our supporters. 
 
“We are doing all we can as a club to plot a path forward and ensure we come out of the other side of this troubling situation in the best-possible state.
 
“Our immediate thoughts are with families who have lost loved ones as a result of coronavirus. 
 
“COVID-19 has already claimed thousands of lives and it is crucial everyone plays a part in limiting the continuing impact of the virus by adhering to government guidelines.”

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