The English Football League Two’s clubs today took an indicative decision to end the 2019-20 regular playing season, as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
This is an indicative view of League Two clubs at this stage and will be subject to a formal vote , as will the method of ending the season.
Newport County AFC has been represented at, and fully engaged with, all EFL meetings during the Covid-19 crisis. The Club’s view is in line with the indicative decision taken today.
As a supporter-owned, community-based football club, our primary concern throughout this process has been the health and wellbeing of our players, staff and supporters, and the economic impact this pandemic is having on some of them and many others in Newport.
Other than sharing regular updates from the EFL, the Board of Directors has taken the view that issuing statements ahead of any decision to end the season would have been counter-productive and created distracting speculation while discussions were ongoing.
Should this indicative decision be formalised, Newport County AFC realises this will be disappointing for many of our supporters. Many will have questions regarding the next steps for the Club and football in general.
As soon as a formal decision is made, the Club will issue a fuller statement. In the meantime, the Club would like to thank all our fantastic supporters for their patience during these difficult times. Please stay safe.