Everyone has to do their bit says Saints boss Wilkin

Brackley Town boss Kevin WilkinBrackley Town boss Kevin Wilkin
Brackley Town boss Kevin Wilkin | jpimedia
Brackley Town boss Kevin Wilkin says everyone in the non-league game has got their part to play in the crisis.

Wilkin believes the Vanarama National League North should be completed but is aware there are calls for all non-league football to be cancelled.

If it resumes, then Wilkin says all the players have got to do their bit to help clubs fulfil fixtures.

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He said: “Everyone is going to suffer, no matter what line of work you’re in. I’m sure the National League games went ahead on Saturday because some clubs were concerned about their financial situation, so where do you draw the line?

“I couldn’t see how fixtures in the EFL and ones in leagues below us like the Southern League and Hellenic League can be called off and not ours.

“We’ve got to fit eight games in between now and the end of April, that’s not the worst position to be in. If we have to play Saturday and Tuesday – and even a Thursday like Spennymoor Town had to because of their pitch and postponements – for an extra couple of weeks at the end of the season then we’ll have to do that.

“The league has got a difficult decision to make but there has to be some understanding from everybody. Players have also got to be more flexible, if it means them playing for less money for those extra couple of weeks. If we have to lock-down for a couple of weeks then so be it and then let’s see where we are then.”