There are rumours this evening that the National League season could be postponed, after journalist Ollie Bayliss revealed that he understands that the DCMS (Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) has indicated to the National League that their £11m of funding will be in loans.

Grants will only be available in exceptional circumstances.

The National League is encouraging clubs to contact their local MP to ask them to lobby DCMS.

If true, this puts serious doubts into whether the National League season can be completed.

Former Hereford FC chairman and current board member Andrew Graham responded to the news on Twitter by saying:

“How refreshing this would have been to have been told?

“To spend the majority of the season fighting for transparency and clarity, having barrier put in front of us as we attempted to prise out the funding models applied, the strategy and the methods adopted – it is utterly unacceptable to find this out through Twitter if correct!”