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Grimsby Town Director Philip Day Gives Reaction To EFL Postponing All Fixtures Until April 3

Grimsby Town director Philip Day reacts to the EFL's postponement of all fixtures until April 3

13 March 2020

Grimsby Town director Philip Day has given his reaction to the EFL postponing all fixtures until April 3 due to fears over the coronavirus.

The League confirmed earlier today that all matches would be postponed until Friday, April 3 because of the spread of COVID-19.

It means that the Mariners are next in Sky Bet League Two action against Newport County at Rodney Parade on Saturday, April 4 (3pm).

And Philip Day, director and spokesperson for the Town board, has given his immediate reaction to the breaking news.

He said: “As far as Grimsby Town are concerned, a postponement of matches is preferable to playing behind closed doors because the latter would have a phenomenal financial effect on the club.

“We are a financially sound club which, at times like these, is very, very important.

“There will obviously be implications on cash flow because we won’t have any income in the next three weeks, but we can weather that storm.

“The EFL board are meeting next week so we’ll wait and listen to what they have to say.

“And then the Grimsby Town board will meet and we’ll have some decisions to make, but at the moment we’re a little bit up in the air.

“Hopefully if we can start playing again on April 4, we should be able to finish the season okay – we may just need to extend it for a little while.

“The 2020-21 season is due to start at the beginning of August but that could potentially be put back, so the EFL have got room for manoeuvre assuming we can start again on April 4.

“For people who have bought tickets for our upcoming four games, those tickets are still valid for those matches, but fans also have the option to get a refund for their tickets too.

“Please stick by us, continue to support us, and hopefully we’ll be all systems go and we’ll see you all at Newport County on April 4.”

Grimsby Town urges everyone to stay safe and follow all government health advice.


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